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Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...

Born Reading

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers,...

Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...

We Won The Lottery: Real Life Winner Stories

by Danny Buckland

"We Won The Lottery" also goes behind the scenes at the National Lottery to reveal funny facts, the luckiest numbers, the unusual purchases and exactly what happens when you win. Part of the Quick Reads series. ...

Grand Slam Man

by Dan Lydiate

The autobiographyof the rising star of Welsh rugby

Literacy Practices in Transition: Perspectives from the Nordic Countries

by Anne Pitkänen-Huhta & Lars Holm

Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local, situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary...

The Essential Library For Irish-Americans

by Morgan Llywelyn

Ireland is in the news and a center of international attention in this decade. This book is an instructive, opinionated, annotated list of books that anyone in America who is Irish or interested in the Irish...

Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana

by Beatrice Quarshie Smith

Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana by Beatrice Quarshie Smith explores the conditions that underlie the outsourcing of US data-processing work in Ghana. Quarshie...

Language Testing Reconsidered

by Janna Fox, Mari Wesche, Doreen Bayliss & Liying Cheng et al.

Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should...

Puzzles, Poems & Proper Nouns

by Robert Blossman

Puzzles, Poems and Proper Nouns is meant to be a fun book. A book to read and enjoy at your leisure. You may learn a few things but the intent is to entertain you using the English language. A language full...

"Say It in English, Please!"

by Joseph Charles

It is much easier to kill them if we cant understand them. We might begin to like and empathize with them if we do. That was the opinion of three quarters of an adult college class when faced with the awareness...

Letter Writing Guide for Scholars, Lovers & Workers

by Yinka Amuda

This book contains a variety of letters aimed at partners/courting couples or those in the process of developing a relationship with the opposite sex; covering several aspects of correspondence between a romantically...

Rock & Roll Literacy

by Sigmund Brouwer

Bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer brings his unique sense of play to the serious business of learning to read and write. Armed with music, humor and heart, he connects the dots for people who work with kids...

Breaking the Word Barrier

by Marilyn Lerch & Angela Ranson

In this compelling collection of first-person stories, adults who have made outstanding achievements in adult literacy were paired with writers to tell of their transition to reading. These are people who have...

The Light of Knowledge

by Francis Cody

Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active citizens...

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

by Evan Watkins

Analyzes the role of literacy work as a significant contributor to the formation of human capital in the workplace and in everyday practices .

A New Direction

by Anne Marie Meyer, Janet Mills & Harper Lee Park

Who says there is no heart in business? Aunt Lou's pawnshop had one been a place for the family to gather. After Aunt Lou's brother and sister-in-law died, she made a point to try and raise her niece and nephew...

Tackle Reading

by Kathryn Starke

Tackle Reading is a resource that will motivate children, support parents, and inspire teachers and fellow educators to love literacy. This book contains stories written by NFL players, celebrities, and authors...

New Insights into Language Anxiety

by Christina Gkonou, Mark Daubney & Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele

This book provides an overview of current theory, research and practice in the field of language anxiety and brings together a range of perspectives on this psychological construct in a single volume. Chapters...

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

by Rob Reid

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary...