English Language General
Asleep in the Sun
Asleep in the Sun
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170954
Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd inhabiting his wife's body is actually a good deal more agreeable than his wife herself, now occupying the body of the same German shepherd in a mental hospital run by scientists who, it appears, have designs on the whole neighborhood. But then Lucio has a sense, however confused, of what's right, which is an even bigger problem yet. Asleep in the Sun is the great work of the Argentine master Adolfo Bioy Casares's later years. Like his legendary Invention of Morel, it is an intoxicating mixture of fantasy, sly humor, and menace. Whether read as a fable of modern politics, a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self, or a most unusual love story, Bioy's book is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight.
Alphabetter Juice: Or, the Joy of Text
Alphabetter Juice
Or, the Joy of Text
Paperback      ISBN: 0374533377
The NPR panelist and humorist author of Alphabet Juice presents a second helping of dexterous and lighthearted vocabulary factoids, fripperies and phenomena compiled to raise awareness about the relationship between words and their various definitions. 50,000 first printing.
5 Steps to a 5 AP English Language, 2012-2013
5 Steps to a 5 AP English Language, 2012-2013
Paperback      ISBN: 0071751580
A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with - Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test - 3 interactive practice exams on CD-ROM - All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score - Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time: Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program Step 2: Determine Your Readiness Step 3: Develop the Strategies Step 4: Review the Knowledge Step 5: Build Your Confidence
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521401798
An exploration of the history, structure, and use of the English language discusses its Anglo-Saxon origins and subsequent evolution, its use in literature, and its structural features, and addresses grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. 40,000 first printing. UP.
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Hardcover      ISBN: 019214183x
Provides information on the history of English, dialects, places associated with English, important writers and lexicographers, style, rhetoric, eduational theory, grammar, speech, word-formation, usage, and technology
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History And Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
The Quirky History And Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933633107
Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method? Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd “Brainy” Kellogg and his wealthy accomplice Alonzo Reed ... the inferior “balloon diagram” predecessor ... and what diagrams of sentences by Hemingway, Welty, Proust, Kerouac and other famous writers reveal about them. Florey also offers up her own common-sense approach to learning and using good grammar. And she answers some of literature’s most pressing questions: Was Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper a better grammarian? What are the silliest grammar rules? And what’s Gertude Stein got to do with any of it?
Assessing English Language Learners: Theory and Practice
Assessing English Language Learners
Theory and Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0415819296
Assessing English Language Learners explains and illustrates the main ideas underlying assessment as an activity intimately linked to instruction and the basic principles for developing, using, selecting, and adapting assessment instruments and strategies to assess content knowledge in English language learners (ELLs). Sensitive to the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classrooms and those receiving formal training to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, the text is designed to engage readers in • viewing assessment as a critical part of teaching, • appreciating that assessments provide teachers with valuable information about their students’ learning and thinking, • becoming aware of the relationship among language, culture, and testing, • understanding the reasoning that guides test construction, • recognizing the limitations of testing practices, and • being confident that assessment is an activity classroom teachers (not only accountability specialists) can perform. Highlighting alternative, multidisciplinary approaches that address linguistic and cultural diversity in testing , this text, enhanced by multiple field-tested exercises and examples assessment, is ideal for any course covering the theory and practice of ELL assessment.
Assessing English Language Learners: Theory and Practice
Assessing English Language Learners
Theory and Practice
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415819288
Assessing English Language Learners explains and illustrates the main ideas underlying assessment as an activity intimately linked to instruction and the basic principles for developing, using, selecting, and adapting assessment instruments and strategies to assess content knowledge in English language learners (ELLs). Sensitive to the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service mainstream teachers with ELLs in their classrooms and those receiving formal training to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, the text is designed to engage readers in • viewing assessment as a critical part of teaching, • appreciating that assessments provide teachers with valuable information about their students’ learning and thinking, • becoming aware of the relationship among language, culture, and testing, • understanding the reasoning that guides test construction, • recognizing the limitations of testing practices, and • being confident that assessment is an activity classroom teachers (not only accountability specialists) can perform. Highlighting alternative, multidisciplinary approaches that address linguistic and cultural diversity in testing , this text, enhanced by multiple field-tested exercises and examples assessment, is ideal for any course covering the theory and practice of ELL assessment.
Barron's E-Z English
Barron's E-Z English
Paperback      ISBN: 0764142607
The authors demonstrate the process of translating coherent thinking into coherent grammar, with attention to all parts of speech, verb tenses and moods. Examples of proper sentence construction deal with simple, compound, and complex sentences, and demonstrate agreement in number, correct sequence of tenses, and more. Other topics covered include punctuation, vocabulary building, and writing style. Exercises with answers appear throughout the text. Barron's continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now re-named Barron's E-Z Series. The new cover designs reflect the books' brand-new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning E-Z. Barron's E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students' grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college-101 standards. In addition to their self-teaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid.
Barron's New Jersey ELA / Literacy Test, Grade 3
Barron's New Jersey ELA / Literacy Test, Grade 3
Paperback      ISBN: 1438007353
This newly revised study guide will help students prepare for New Jersey's PARCC tests. Includes two full-length practice tests, one PBA and one EOY, with answers and explanations, content that reflects classroom learning and is aligned with the Common Core, reviews, hints, tips, and more.