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Barron's Ap Italian Language and Culture Barron's Ap Italian Language and Culture

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This brand-new manual is focused to reflect the most-often-asked questions on Advanced Placement Italian exams. It reviews all five parts of the exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, Culture,... More

This brand-new manual is focused to reflect the most-often-asked questions on Advanced Placement Italian exams. It reviews all five parts of the exam: Listening, Reading, Writing, Culture, and Speaking, with exercises, answer keys, and detailed commentaries in all review sections. Study and test-taking strategies are presented in all sections. One mini-diagnostic test and two full-length model exams are also presented, and come with answer keys, explanations, and self-evaluation charts. An appendix contains Less

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Oggi in Italia : A First Course in Italian Oggi in Italia : A First Course in Italian

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OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its... More

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. Less

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Italian A Self-Teaching Guide Italian A Self-Teaching Guide

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Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether youre learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching... More

Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether youre learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide is the ideal way to master the language at your own pace. In fifteen simple lessons, youll learn how to engage in everyday conversationsfrom ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions to making special arrangements with a hotel concierge. Written in a lively, personable style by a native Italian, this practical guide combines the quick-reference virtues of a phrasebook with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course. Designed to acquaint you with the basic skills you need to speak, read, write, and understand the language, Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition demystifies grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with step-by-step lessons on numbers, days of the week, telling time, and special rules of speech. It also includes extensive vocabulary and culture notes. Mini-dialogues from real-life situations provide a vibrant introduction to Italian culture and customswhile a fun assortment of exercises, self-tests, and practice activities constantly reinforces your reading and conversational skills. Less

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Language Myths Language Myths

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'The media are ruining English'; 'Some languages are harder than others'; 'Children can't speak or write properly anymore. Such pieces of 'cultural wisdom' are often expressed in newspapers... More

'The media are ruining English'; 'Some languages are harder than others'; 'Children can't speak or write properly anymore. Such pieces of 'cultural wisdom' are often expressed in newspapers and on radio and television. Rarely is there a response from experts in the fields of language and language development. In this book Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill have invited nineteen respected linguists from all over the world to address these 'language myths' -- showing that they vary from the misconceived to the downright wrong. With essays ranging from 'Women Talk Too Much' and 'In the Appalachians They Speak Like Shakespeare' to 'Italian Is Beautiful, German Is Ugly' and 'They Speak Really Bad English Down South and in New York City, ' Language Myths is a collection that is wide-ranging, entertaining, and authoritative. Less

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The Classical Language of Architecture The Classical Language of Architecture

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Classical architecture is a visual 'language' and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian... More

Classical architecture is a visual 'language' and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them. Sir Christopher Wren described them as the 'Latin' of architecture and the analogy is almost exact. There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the language of classical architecture is relatively simple. It is still, to a great extent, the mode of expression of our urban surroundings, since classical architecture was the common language of the western world till comparatively recent times. Anybody to whom architecture makes a strong appeal has probably already discovered something of its grammar for himself.in this book, the author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of this architectural language. He is less concerned with its development in Greece and Rome than with its expansion and use in the centuries since the Renaissance. He explains the vigorous discipline of 'the orders' and the scope of 'rustication'; the dramatic deviations of the Baroque and, in the last chapter, the relationship between the classical tradition and the 'modern' architecture of today. The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion. Less

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Through the Language Glass : Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages Through the Language Glass : Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

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A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of howand whetherculture shapes language and language, cultureLinguistic s has long... More

A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of howand whetherculture shapes language and language, cultureLinguistic s has long shied away from claiming any link between a language and the culture of its speakers: too much simplistic (even bigoted) chatter about the romance of Italian and the goose-stepping orderliness of German has made serious thinkers wary of the entire subject. But now, acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue. Can culture influence languageand vice versa? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? Could our experience of the world depend on whether our language has a word for 'blue'? Challenging the consensus that the fundaments of language are hard-wired in our genes and thus universal, Deutscher argues that the answer to all these questions isyes. In thrilling fashion, he takes us from Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian watera 'she'becomes a 'he' once you dip a tea bag into her, demonstrating that language does in fact reflect culture in ways that are anything but trivial. Audacious, delightful, and field-changing, Through the Language Glass is a classic of intellectual discovery. Less

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The Italian Renaissance The Essential Sources The Italian Renaissance The Essential Sources

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The primary sources in this volume have been carefully selected and organized to complement the secondary texts in Paula Findlen’s The Italian Renaissance: Essential Readings (Blackwell... More

The primary sources in this volume have been carefully selected and organized to complement the secondary texts in Paula Findlen’s The Italian Renaissance: Essential Readings (Blackwell Publishing, 2002). Key canonical texts, such as Petrarch’s letter on his ascent of Mount Ventoux, are reproduced, but the book also includes lesser known material that has only recently been translated or never before appeared in the English language. All short works are represented in their entirety, while distinct sections are extracted from longer works. Selections address topical issues, such as the family strategies of women, attitudes towards non-Italians, and women as patrons of art. Genres represented include correspondence, poetry, the story, dialogue, oratory, and autobiography. Taken together, the sources in this volume open a window onto the ways that women and men in Renaissance Italy sought to communicate their beliefs, desires, fears, and hopes, both about their own lives and about the dynamic culture they helped to shape. Less

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Wop! : A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination Wop! : A Documentary History of Anti-Italian Discrimination

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The first volume ever to systematically investigate and record anti-Italian discrimination in the U.S.A.'Wop! Mick! Spic! Bohunk!... objectively the language of hate; set i out in the open... More

The first volume ever to systematically investigate and record anti-Italian discrimination in the U.S.A.'Wop! Mick! Spic! Bohunk!... objectively the language of hate; set i out in the open so its full ugliness shows and maybe you'll shame the nation out of meanness'. Life Magazine. Stereotyping, defamation, and caricaturing have been visited on virtually every ethnic group to enter the U.S.A., thereby confirming a paradox in human relations. A nation that rightly boasts of its welcoming record of newcomers from all over the globe also hosts divisive elements that denigrates new arrivals. This clearly has been the case for Italian immigrants and their issue even before the onset of mass immigration in the late nineteenth century. As the largest nationality group among the new immigrants' and as the second largest immigrant group on record, Italians have been subject to some of the most blatant, brutal, and course forms of discrimination to affect any peoples. Although partially known, the full accounts has never been presented in a detailed in-depth and comprehensive recounting of the phenomenon until the publication of this volume (originally in 1973). Less

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Janson's History of Art Vol. 1 : Western Tradition - Prehistoric Through Fourteenth- Century Italian Art Janson's History of Art Vol. 1 : Western Tradition - Prehistoric Through Fourteenth- Century Italian Art

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For courses in the History of Art.   Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art... More

For courses in the History of Art.   Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art .   Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Seventh Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist.  Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art , said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson’s text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson’s History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars.   The new Seventh Edition introduces the authorship of six distinguished specialists narrating the history of art for today’s students.  The contribution of multiple authors allows an expert's understanding to permeate each and every part of the text with a currency in art historical thinking and an enhanced discussion of context. The result is a  Less

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Webster's New World Italian Dictionary Italian/English, English/Italian Webster's New World Italian Dictionary Italian/English, English/Italian

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Over 100,000 contemporary words and phrases. The most frequently used words in both languages are detailed, helping the user to understand and to translate idiomatically. Thousands of... More

Over 100,000 contemporary words and phrases. The most frequently used words in both languages are detailed, helping the user to understand and to translate idiomatically. Thousands of phrases show how the meanings of words can vary in different contexts. Other aids include pronunciation guides and comprehensive Italian verb table. Softcover. Less

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Language Arts : Patterns of Practice Language Arts : Patterns of Practice

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Language Arts: Patterns of Practice has long been a highly valued resource to pre-service teachers.  Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied and teacher-friendly text... More

Language Arts: Patterns of Practice has long been a highly valued resource to pre-service teachers.  Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied and teacher-friendly text addresses all six language arts, modeling their integration into the curriculum through authentic student artifacts, classroom vignettes, and footage of master teachers in their language arts classrooms.  The seventh edition of the text, streamlined to provide a succinct, manageable model of language arts instruction, retains the rich classroom orientation, accessible writing style, and numerous features that have been the text’s hallmark, adding a sharpened focus on English Learners, deepened classroom application of the four patterns of practice, and integrated treatment of the almost limitless resources of the Teacher Prep website.  These new ideas and revisions have been crafted to help you prepare for, plan for, and implement successful language arts instruction.      Preparing for the Language Arts Classroom New! Patterns of Practice features pinpoint the ways to use the four patterns of practice – literature circles, literature focus units, reading and writing workshop, and thematic units – with each chapter’s topic. Full color inserts identify the Patterns of Practice – the four instructional approaches most appropriate for integrating the six language arts.  The insert details procedures and processes for using each instructional approach. Chapter opening vignettes describe how individual teachers use the different instructional approaches to develop language arts skills.  These features set the tone for each chapter, clearly illustrating chapter concepts as they are played out in successful language arts classrooms. Planning for the Language Arts Classroom New! How to Plan for Instruction features throughout the text help you prepare for teaching with three elements.  First, a list of concepts, strategies, and topics help you plan meaningful minilessons.  Sec ond, a detailed minilesson example models effective instructional practice.  Finall y, the Teacher Prep connection leads you to one or two video clips on our Teacher Prep website that illustrate a minilesson from the topic list as it plays out in an authentic classroom. New! Meeting the Needs of English Learners features help prepare you for the diverse needs of today’s students with concrete advice for providing the instruction each student needs. Tools for the Language Arts Classroom LA Essentials provide guidelines, lists, tools, and resources ready to take right into the classroom. Step by Step features provide detailed instructions for preparing and carrying out specific instructional strategies. Weaving Assessment into Practice features present authentic artifacts and guidelines for assessing language arts skill development. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780137147762 ISBN-10: 0137147767 To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780131597891 ISBN-10: 0131597892 Less

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Language : The Social Mirror Language : The Social Mirror

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Language: The Social Mirror focuses on the ways language is used and how this use affects the individual as well as society. Thoroughly revised, the fourth edition presents a modern study... More

Language: The Social Mirror focuses on the ways language is used and how this use affects the individual as well as society. Thoroughly revised, the fourth edition presents a modern study of sociolinguistics through updated case studies and current research findings. Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language and its uses. She also explores some of the most controversial issues surrounding social language including dialects, bilingualism, and gender. Less

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Teaching Language in Context Teaching Language in Context

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TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT, THIRD EDITION is the essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT combines an updated,... More

TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT, THIRD EDITION is the essential methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT combines an updated, comprehensive, readable review of the literature, a thorough bibliography, and sample activities and approaches that effectively model the methodology. Less

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Language Assessment : Principles and Classroom Practices Language Assessment : Principles and Classroom Practices

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Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new... More

Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a new chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary of terms.   With a focus on the most common pedagogical challenge – classroom- based assessment –  Language Assessment delivers useful tools for evaluating and designing practical, effective assessment techniques.   Features: Updated references and new information reflecting recent advances and current challenges in the field. Classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types on a specified continuum of micro- and macroskills of language. Systematic treatment of assessment for all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary. Discussion of large-scale standardized tests, the ethics of testing, letter grading, and overall evaluatio n of student performance. Comprehensive presentation of alternatives in assessment, such as portfolios, journals, conferences, observations, interviews, and self- or peer- assessment.   Less

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Language Assessment in Practice Language Assessment in Practice

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Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically- grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development... More

Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically- grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development. 9780194424783 This book explores the subjective aspects of language learning, skillfully integrating multiple levels of analysis, and bridging the gap between theory and practice. It analyzes data gathered from published testimonies and language memoirs of former language learners, spoken and written data from American college lan Less

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Language and Learning : The Home and School Years Language and Learning : The Home and School Years

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Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes... More

Once again, this comprehensive, easy-to-read book explores the way in which children learn language, the way language is taught to children, and how these two roads to language sometimes diverge–always giving equal treatment to first and second language learning. Piper tracks language acquisition, from birth through the school years, presenting numerous cases studies of children's experiences as a means of illustrating stages of language development and the sequence of skills attainment. In addition, she thoroughly covers bilingualism, paying particular attention to the differences between second language learning at home and in a school setting. For ESL and elementary school speech teachers. Less

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Assembly Language Step-by-Step : Programming with Linux Assembly Language Step-by-Step : Programming with Linux

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Assembly Language Step by Step Programming with Linux® Jeff Duntemann Learn assembly language, and you learn the machine In this third edition of his bestselling guide to Intel x86... More

Assembly Language Step by Step Programming with Linux® Jeff Duntemann Learn assembly language, and you learn the machine In this third edition of his bestselling guide to Intel x86 assembly language under Linux, Jeff Duntemann positions assembly not as unapproachable geek arcana but as a first programming language, suitable for readers who have no previous programming experience. As the fundamental language of the CPU, assembly lays the groundwork for all other programming languages, especially native-code C, C++, and Pascal. By mastering assembly, programmers will learn how x86 computers operate all the way down to 'the bare silicon,' at a level of detail that no other approach can equal. Assembly Language Step by Step, Third Edition, helps you: * Review the fundamental concepts behind computing and programming, including the hexadecimal and binary number bases * Understand the evolution of the Intel CPUs and how modern x86 processors operate * Grasp the process of programming itself, from editing source code through assembly, linking, and debugging * Comprehend x86 32-bit protected-mode memory addressing * Learn the x86 instruction set by dissecting numerous complete example programs * Work with the wealth of free programming utilities under Ubuntu Linux, including the Kate editor, the NASM assembler, and the GNU toolset * Master practical details of Linux programming, including procedures, macros, the INT 80h call gate, and calls to the standard C libraries Less

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About Language : A Reader for Writers About Language : A Reader for Writers

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The authors of About Language encourage students to use language more responsibly in their own writing. More than 70 reading selections cover a broad range of issues, including cultural... More

The authors of About Language encourage students to use language more responsibly in their own writing. More than 70 reading selections cover a broad range of issues, including cultural diversity, censorship, and gender. Strong support is provided by an opening chapter on the writing process; annotated table of contents; chapter introductions; selection headnotes, study questions and writing assignments; end-of-chapter writing assignments and research activities; and a glossary of language and rhetorical terms. Less

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Language in the U. S. A. : Themes for the Twenty-First Century Language in the U. S. A. : Themes for the Twenty-First Century

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This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA. Through a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, it explores the nature of... More

This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA. Through a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, it explores the nature of language variation in the United States and its social, historical and political significance. The book is divided into three sections. Part I, American English, explores the history and distinctiveness of American English, and regional and social varieties. Part II, Other Language Varieties, looks at multilingualism and linguistic diversity. Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA includes chapters on attitudes to language, language and education, Rap and Hip Hop, and adolescent language. It also explores issues such as the Ebonics controversy and the English Only movement. Clear, accessible and broad in its coverage, this book will be welcomed by students across the disciplines of English, Linguistics, Communication, American Studies and Popular Culture, as well as anyone interested more generally in language-related issues. Less

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Language Testing in Practice : Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests Language Testing in Practice : Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests

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The practice of testing is related here to views on communicative language teaching and testing. The book is divided into three sections: 'Conceptual Bases of Language Testing,' 'Designing... More

The practice of testing is related here to views on communicative language teaching and testing. The book is divided into three sections: 'Conceptual Bases of Language Testing,' 'Designing and Constructing Useful Language Tests,' and 'Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Information from Language Tests.' Less

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Language Arts Patterns of Practice (with MyEducationLab) Language Arts Patterns of Practice (with MyEducationLab)

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Language Arts: Patterns of Practice has long been a highly valued resource to pre-service teachers.  Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied and teacher-friendly text... More

Language Arts: Patterns of Practice has long been a highly valued resource to pre-service teachers.  Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied and teacher-friendly text addresses all six language arts, modeling their integration into the curriculum through authentic student artifacts, classroom vignettes, and footage of master teachers in their language arts classrooms.  The seventh edition of the text, streamlined to provide a succinct, manageable model of language arts instruction, retains the rich classroom orientation, accessible writing style, and numerous features that have been the text’s hallmark, adding a sharpened focus on English Learners, deepened classroom application of the four patterns of practice, and integrated treatment of the almost limitless resources of the Teacher Prep website.  These new ideas and revisions have been crafted to help you prepare for, plan for, and implement successful language arts instruction.      Preparing for the Language Arts Classroom New! Patterns of Practice features pinpoint the ways to use the four patterns of practice — literature circles, literature focus units, reading and writing workshop, and thematic units — with each chapter’s topic. Full color inserts identify the Patterns of Practice — the four instructional approaches most appropriate for integrating the six language arts.  The insert details procedures and processes for using each instructional approach. Chapter opening vignettes describe how individual teachers use the different instructional approaches to develop language arts skills.  These features set the tone for each chapter, clearly illustrating chapter concepts as they are played out in successful language arts classrooms. Planning for the Language Arts Classroom New! How to Plan for Instruction features throughout the text help you prepare for teaching with three elements.  First, a list of concepts, strategies, and topics help you plan meaningful minilessons.  Sec ond, a detailed minilesson example models effective instructional practice.  Finall y, the Teacher Prep connection leads you to one or two video clips on our Teacher Prep website that illustrate a minilesson from the topic list as it plays out in an authentic classroom. New! Meeting the Needs of English Learners features help prepare you for the diverse needs of today’s students with concrete advice for providing the instruction each student needs. Tools for the Language Arts Classroom LA Essentials provide guidelines, lists, tools, and resources ready to take right into the classroom. Step by Step features provide detailed instructions for preparing and carrying out specific instructional strategies. Weaving Assessment into Practice features present authentic artifacts and guidelines for assessing language arts skill development. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780137147762 ISBN-10: 0137147767 To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780131597891 ISBN-10: 0131597892 Less

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Language Awareness : Readings for College Writers Language Awareness : Readings for College Writers

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Language Awareness was the first composition reader to use the theme of language to heighten students awareness of the power of words -- and to help them use language more effectively... More

Language Awareness was the first composition reader to use the theme of language to heighten students awareness of the power of words -- and to help them use language more effectively themselves. Thirty years later, language readers are still the most successful kind of single-theme reader, and Language Awareness remains a best-seller in its market. Authors and editors of a wide range of highly successful composition texts, Eschholz and Rosa have continued to keep Language Awareness viable with a combination of class-tested and fresh selections in every edition and a proven ability to stay abreast of important trends in language study and culture. The ninth edition retains many of its classic readings and themes, but also introduces many exciting new selections that highlight cultural diversity in America and current arguments about language. Students using Language Awareness will discover that the study of language yields fresh perspectives on aspects of our culture ranging from internet technology, to politics and propaganda, to the language of advertising. Less

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Percorsi : L'Italia Attraverso la Lingua E la Cultura Percorsi : L'Italia Attraverso la Lingua E la Cultura

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Percorsi is your pathway to Italian language and culture. Your journey will expose you to the beautiful country of Italy and introduce you to many Italians and their way of life, opinions,... More

Percorsi is your pathway to Italian language and culture. Your journey will expose you to the beautiful country of Italy and introduce you to many Italians and their way of life, opinions, and values. Percorsi provides you with the tools to develop your ability to effectively communicate in Italian so that you will be free to explore the country on your own. Buon viaggio!   'The most attractive feature is one the authors claim sets them apart from other textbooks: the close correlation of all components that are part of a chapter. It was a true pleasure to see this clearly implemented.' Madeleine Kernen, Missouri State University   'One thing I continue to love is the inductive reasoning approach to 'Occhio alla lingua' and having students think and find patterns. I believe this kind of conscious awareness is particularly helpful for adult language learners. ' Colleen Ryan-Scheutz, University of Notre Dame Less

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An Introduction to Language An Introduction to Language

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Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Ninth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields-- including education, languages, psychology, anthropology,... More

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Ninth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields-- including education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This completely updated edition retains the clear descriptions, humor, and seamless pedagogy that have made the text a perennial best-seller, while adding new information and exercises that render each topic fresh, engagi Less

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Learning American Sign Language : Levels I and II--Beginning and Intermediate Learning American Sign Language : Levels I and II--Beginning and Intermediate

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This book is designed to help learners successfully interact with American Sign Language (ASL) users. Written by two leading authorities in the field, the 24 lessons in this book cover... More

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