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Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry - Alice Fulton
In Feeling as a Foreign Language, award-winning poet and critic Alice Fulton considers poetry's uncanny ability to access and recreate emotions so wayward they go unnamed. How does poetry create feeling? What are fractal poetics? In a series of provocative, beautifully written essays concerning "the good strangeness of poetry," Fulton contemplates the intricacies of a rare In Feeling as a Foreign Language, More

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Using Blogs To Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step In 21st Century Learning - Diane Penrod
Beyond the mainstream media hype about the dangers of adolescents and blogs, we find that young people are developing 21st century literacies, especially in information and visual literacy. In this book, Diane Penrod addresses the social, developmental, and pedagogical issues surrounding the use of blogs and the implications that blogging has for current and future student Beyond the mainstream media hype about More

Download Red Pizzas for a Blue Count - Geronimo Stilton

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Red Pizzas for a Blue Count - Geronimo Stilton
Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing adventure stories. Here in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, my books are all bestsellers! My stories are funny, fa-mouse-ly funny. They are whisker-licking-good tales, and that's a promise! Red Pizzas for a Blue Count My troublemaker cousin was trapped in Transratania! And befor Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! More

Download Reading Fun: Quick and Easy Activities for the School Library Media Center - Mona Kerby

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Reading Fun: Quick and Easy Activities for the School Library Media Center - Mona Kerby
School library media specialists play many roles information specialist, teacher, instructional consultant. One of their most important duties is stimulating the joy of reading in children. Enjoying reading is essential for the lifelong learner, yet often is discarded for simple skills sessions that do not fully activate a child's potential. In Reading Fun, Mona Kerby draw School library media specialists play More

Download Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation - Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger

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Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation - Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger
In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning--that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner's head. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate In this important theoretical treatise, More

Download Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict, and Consciousness - James Moffett

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Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict, and Consciousness - James Moffett
In 1974 one of the most important and tumultuous textbook conflicts in the history of the United States occurred in Kanawha County, West Virginia. James Moffett had developed for Houghton Mifflin a highly regarded program with a rich array of subjects and ideas, media and methods, points of view, and cultures that the people of Appalachia feared would undermine the values t In 1974 one of the most important and More

Download The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder - Justin Heimberg, Steve Harwood, Chris Schultz

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The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder - Justin Heimberg, Steve Harwood, Chris Schultz
Increasing word power sounds like one of those dreary chores best palmed off on somebody else. The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder, the first in Fall Media’s series of irreverent, educational books, makes the activity not only endurable but irresistible. The authors use classic dissing and one-upmanship to slyly introduce young readers to a wide range of words. A typical entry Increasing word power sounds like one of More

Download Two Teenagers in 20: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth - Ann Heron

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Two Teenagers in 20: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth - Ann Heron
"This consistently absorbing and frequently moving collection soberingly documents the damaging consequences of the homophobia that pervades even purportedly enlightened families and schools. These stories are overwhelmingly affirmative, buoyed by the authors' new self-awareness and the determination to find a place for themselves in an often hostile country."--Publishers "This consistently absorbing and More

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Poets On Place - W. T. Pfefferle
Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W. T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple concept. This gathering of Out to see America and satisfy his travel More