Why?

The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature, Science and the World Around You

Author: Catherine Ripley

Publisher: Owlkids

ISBN: 9781926818009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 7729

Offers questions and answers about topics including why cats' eyes shine in the dark, why the sky is blue, why peaches are fuzzy, how bees make honey, why soap is slippery, and why some people bring their own bags to the supermarket.

Writing Sense

Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners, K-8

Author: Juli Kendall,Outey Khuon

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104429

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Writing is all about making meaning. The prospect of teaching writing to a classroom full of students—some who speak English and some who don't, can be overwhelming. When students learning English are at different levels, the task is even more challenging. Juli Kendall and Outey Khuon experimented with Ellin Keene's “Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Learners” and found that by integrating writing and reading instruction their English language learners become stronger writers. Writing Sense outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. It includes 68 classroom-tested lessons for grades K–8 that show kids at all levels of language acquisition how to make connections, ask questions, visualize (make mental images), infer, determine importance, synthesize, monitor meaning and comprehension, and use fix-up strategies. Like the authors' earlier book, Making Sense, the five main sections are geared to the stages of language proficiency, and lessons are divided into “younger” and “older” students, spanning kindergarten through to grade eight. There are extensive lists of suggested books for mentor texts as well as lists of mentor authors to facilitate teachers' planning and instruction.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

View: 8470

Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.

Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Catherine Barr

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580829

Category: Best books

Page: 509

View: 3521

The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

School Library Journal

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Category: Children's libraries

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Quill & Quire

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Category: Book industries and trade

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Category: Bibliography

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The Kingdom of the Occult

Author: Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589837

Category: Religion

Page: 752

View: 2070

The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

How Come?

Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

Author: Kathy Wollard

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761183108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 2825

Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume. How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents. When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier? How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)? If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off? Why do elephants have trunks? And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.) The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 5681

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.

The Science of Why

Answers to Questions About the World Around Us

Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144294

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1271

"An illustrated, popular science reader for any age."--

Social Research

An Introduction

Author: Matthew David,Carole D Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245047

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

View: 1005

The perfect book for any student taking a research methods course for the first time! The new edition of David and Sutton's text provides those new to social research with a comprehensive introduction to the theory, logic and practical methods of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Covering all aspects of research design, data collection, data analysis and writing up, Social Research: An Introduction is the essential companion for all undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on a methods course or social research project. The second edition features: - Brand new chapters on visual methods, case study methods, internet research, mixed methods and grounded theory - Updated chapters on interviews, questionnaire design, surveys, and focus groups - Improved coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis, including practical instruction on the latest versions of software packages NiVivo 8 and SPSS 18 - An attractive new layout which aids navigability and enhances the book's student learning features - A companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/david) with PowerPoint slides and links to useful websites - Many more practical examples helping bring theory to life! Designed for social science students with no previous experience, this book provides a balanced foundation in the principles and practices of social research.

The Young Atheist's Handbook

Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God

Author: Alom Shaha

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849544417

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9018

Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. But Alom was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy and science, Alom explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This is a book for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Alom shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful life without God.

The Persistent Observer's Guide to Wine

How to Enjoy the Best and Avoid The Rest

Author: J. P. Bary

Publisher: Neon Press

ISBN: 0985840021

Category: Cooking

Page: 297

View: 2287

While most introductory wine books treat the subject of wine as a curriculum to be presented in more or less detail (from the mind numbing "complete" guides to misleadingly "simple" ones), this book keeps the focus on the reader and the challenges faced by ordinary consumers when they try to understand wine. Through a series of ten engaging conversations, the author coaches the reader through the steps needed to become a consummate wine consumer, concentrating on common stumbling blocks, pitfalls and sources of confusion. Instead of presenting a curriculum in a categorical fashion, this witty, fast-paced book shows you why learning to trust your own instincts is more important than studying diagrams of the tongue or pouring over aroma wheels when you're learning how to taste wine. It explains how and why labels, ratings and marketing ploys can mislead you and what the most persistent misconceptions are about serving and storing wine. You'll learn how to make excellent pairings with little fuss (it's not really about food), how to read between reviewers lines, and how to converse with sommeliers and retailers and discover whether they are trying to help you or giving you the run around. Without giving you any tables, charts or listings of regions and producers, or requiring you to memorize a glossary of definitions before you can understand what the author is saying, this book communicates all the essential skills you need to fall in love with wine and become a very savvy consumer. Filled with unique insights and down-to-earth, practical wine advice, you need to read this book so you can understand what the others are really trying to say.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Gordon Ritter

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810572X

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 4987

The attempt to understand the universe's seemingly endless mysteries is a great adventure that can provide one with fascination, frustration, and continual wonder and amazement. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies takes readers on an incredible full-color journey through the vast solar system. This engaging title tackles the questions students studying science are eager to know: How large is the universe? Is it infinite or finite? What is its structure? Is it possible to visit other worlds, and if so, what similarities might they bear to our own world?