Understanding Language and Culture Through Common Practices
Author: Joe Kohl,Harry Collis
Pubpsher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Foreign Language Study
What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Release on 2007-03-09 | by Marguerite Crowley Weibel
a handbook for librarians and literacy teachers
Author: Marguerite Crowley Weibel
Pubpsher: Neal Schuman Pub
Designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. This book outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. Connect new adult readers and your library. "Adult Learners Welcome Here" is designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. Weibel outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials - art and photography books, poetry, literature, non-fiction, and print and electronic reference sources - can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. She provides recommended titles (complete with bibliographic information, annotations, subject headings, and reading levels) and ready-to-use lessons that improve visual literacy, creativity, and even technological competency while building phonetic skills and comprehension. The recommendations and lessons can be used with all levels of adult learners and both native and non-native English speakers. There is guidance for improving instruction to adults and building literacy coalitions between libraries and other community organizations. This unique and comprehensive resource will help libraries improve their own services and support the important work of educators in their community.
Research has shown that working puzzles and solving riddles can help a person retain mental sharpness and even help to prevent Alzheimer's. 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Attorneys gives lawyers the opportunity to sharpen their mental wits while having fun cogitating on their favorite subject-the Law! Added to the puzzles and riddles are humorous nursery rhymes about imaginary legal figures. Combining beneficial mental exercise with pure fun is what you get in 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Attorneys. It is so much fun, it is almost illegal! Hyla Hope Harder was born in Oklahoma City but has lived most of her life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. in French and English from the University of Tulsa, her M.A. in American Literature from the University of Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Tulsa. She has taught on both a high school and college level. For 9 years she had a column in a national legal magazine. The column consisted of word puzzles designed for lawyers and legal secretaries. She is employed at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa where she works with the greatest people on earth! She is the author of Silent Voices, a collection of poems, and a series of puzzle books including 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Cat Lovers and 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Attorneys. A Christian, she takes her greatest delight in acknowledging Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Advice and activities to enhance spelling achievement for all
Author: Sally Raymond
Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies is for anyone supporting learners who are struggling to understand the world of English spellings. This book engages both learners and their learning by using practical and dynamic resources to reveal the cause and effect of spelling confusions. By posing opportunities for understanding memory-related applications, learners and their spelling tutors are then empowered with the knowledge and resources required to amend, improve and proliferate spelling success. Using a range of unique and very accessible 'Spelling Detective' and 'Learning Application' activities, best-selling author Sally Raymond: • Shows how to engage a pupil through use of meta-cognition; • Highlights reasons why spelling abilities might fail; • Explores and resolves the impact of English spelling irregularities and deviations through informed discovery; • Uses mnemonics and story-lines to link tangible prompts to confident spelling ability; • Provides structured game-play and challenging practise lessons; • Boosts pupils’ achievement through the strategic use of multiple processing skills. Clearly presented and highly illustrated, this book encourages creativity and shows teachers how to adopt and adapt a variety of learning strategies to suit different needs. Targeting learners in Key Stage 2 upwards, Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies brings a wealth of ideas to stimulate spelling success.