Effective Reading Strategies

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Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Size: 17.15 MB
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Effective Reading Strategies by Timothy V. Rasinski

Original Title: Effective Reading Strategies

"Effective Reading Strategies: Teaching Children Who Find Reading Difficult, " Third Edition, offers the teaching community a wealth of instructional strategies and activities. This text is aimed at strengthening and developing the reading skills of children who find the subject hard to grasp, including those for whom English is a second language. The broad-based remedial and corrective reading instruction focuses on several areas: phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Teachers can combine and modify the various reading strategies and activities to fit their current curricula. Other features of this text: A clear focus on scientifically based research, including summaries of the National Reading Panel's findings and compliance strategies for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ("No Child Left Behind"). Professional commentary--Real teachers' opinions and classroom experiences interwoven with the strategies and activities illustrating their application in today's classrooms. High-Frequency Words--Appendix O provides a listing of common words for instructional focus.

The Digital Hand

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Author: James W. Cortada
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019516587X
Size: 67.62 MB
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The Digital Hand by James W. Cortada

Original Title: The Digital Hand

The Digital Hand, Volume 2, is a historical survey of how computers and telecommunications have been deployed in over a dozen industries in the financial, telecommunications, media and entertainment sectors over the past half century. It is past of a sweeping three-volume description of how management in some forty industries embraced the computer and changed the American economy. Computers have fundamentally changed the nature of work in America. However it is difficult to grasp the full extent of these changes and their implications for the future of business. To begin the long process of understanding the effects of computing in American business, we need to know the history of how computers were first used, by whom and why. In this, the second volume of The Digital Hand, James W. Cortada combines detailed analysis with narrative history to provide a broad overview of computing's and telecomunications' role in over a dozen industries, ranging from Old Economy sectors like finance and publishing to New Economy sectors like digital photography and video games. He also devotes considerable attention to the rapidly changing media and entertainment industries which are now some of the most technologically advanced in the American economy. Beginning in 1950, when commercial applications of digital technology began to appear, Cortada examines the ways different industries adopted new technologies, as well as the ways their innovative applications influenced other industries and the US economy as a whole. He builds on the surveys presented in the first volume of the series, which examined sixteen manufacturing, process, transportation, wholesale and retail industries. In addition to this account, of computers' impact on industries, Cortada also demonstrates how industries themselves influenced the nature of digital technology. Managers, historians and others interested in the history of modern business will appreciate this historical analysis of digital technology's many roles and future possibilities in an wide array of industries. The Digital Hand provides a detailed picture of what the infrastructure of the Information Age really looks like and how we got there.

The Pun Also Rises

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Author: John Pollack
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513861
Size: 20.37 MB
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The Pun Also Rises by John Pollack

Original Title: The Pun Also Rises

A former word pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history. The pun is commonly dismissed as the lowest form of wit, and punsters are often unpopular for their obsessive wordplay. But such attitudes are relatively recent developments. In The Pun Also Rises, John Pollack-a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton-explains why such wordplay is significant: It both revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible. Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history, brain science, pop culture, literature, anthropology, and humor, The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of a practice that is common, in one form or another, to virtually every language on earth. At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book answers fundamental questions: Just what is a pun, and why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language, and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why, after centuries of decline, does the pun still matter? Watch a Video

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