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Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by
Publication Date: 2001-01-22
Why is a young woman terrified of a mysterious 'speckled band'? Are the five orange pips a sign that someone will soon die? And what about the banker who believes his son is a thief. Join the great detective Sherlock Holmes in solving the mysteries in these three thrilling stories.
Inventions That Changed the World by
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Some inventions are so important that they have changed human history. This book looks at some of the most significant inventions from ancient times to the present day, including developments within printing, mathematics, navigation, weapons, flight, communications and computers. Explores these innovations and the impact they have had on our world and our lives.
Famous Women in Business by
Publication Date: 2008-09-11
Original / British English At the beginning of the twentieth century, the idea of women in business seemed strange. Today more and more women are reaching the top of business life. This book tells the business success stories of five very different women: Coco Chanel, Hanae Mori, Anita Roddick, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna.
World Folktales, Level 5 by
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
Classic / American English These nine stories will take the reader on an exciting journey to distant cultures and times. The collection includes folktales from South America, Africa, India, China, and Europe.
Beatles Fan, Level 3 by
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Original / British English The year was 1963, and Beatlemania was only just beginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world. For the rest of the 1960s their music led the way and they changed modern music forever. This book tells the story of the greatest band in the world from the early days in Liverpool to the Beatles' music in the world today.
E. T. by
Publication Date: 2002-06-03
An alien is left behind on Earth. He is found by a 10-year-old-boy, Elliot, and a special friendship begins. But E.T. wants to go home and if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend... The Steven Spielberg movie celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2002.
Around the World in 80 Days by
Publication Date: 2000-02-15
Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders.
Generation Us by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
The issues surrounding global warming are explained and solutions offered by one of the world's leading experts in the field.
The Newcomers by
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
"A delicate and heartbreaking mystery story...Thorpe's book is a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing newcomers, the seeds of the great American experiment." --The New York Times Book Review "The teens we meet have endured things none of us can imagine...and [this book has] never been more crucial than at this moment." --USA TODAY "Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature." --Malcolm Gladwell From the award-winning, "meticulously observant" author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family. At the center of their story is Mr. Williams, their dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of English Language Acquisition. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. Ultimately, "The Newcomers reads more like an anthropologist's notebook than a work of reportage: Helen Thorpe not only observes, she chips in her two cents and participates. Like her, we're moved and agitated by this story of refugee teenagers...Donald Trump's gross slander of refugees and immigrants is countered on every page by the evidence of these students' lives and characters" (Los Angeles Review of Books). With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective. The Newcomers is "not only an intimate look at lives immigrant teens live, but it is a primer on the art and science of new language acquisition and a portrait of ongoing and emerging global horrors and the human fallout that arrives on our shores" (USA TODAY).
Hidden Roads by
Publication Date: 2014-06-23
This issue uses the powerful narrative of autoethnography to makevisible the existence of international professors and teachingassistants who speak English as a Second Language. These important,but often invisible, individuals contribute daily to the educationof students within the US postsecondary educational system. This volume covers a variety of experiences, such as: Faculty of color teaching intercultural communication International teaching assistants? attitudes toward theirUS students The challenges to existing cultural assumptions in the USclassroom. These experiences?in the form of challenges andcontributions?are foregrounded and highlighted in their ownright. This is the 138th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass highereducation series New Directions for Teaching and Learning.It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques forimproving college teaching based on the experience of seasonedinstructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.
From Ideas to Words by
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
"Through strong teaching, multilingual students can expand their range of literacy practices, and we, their teachers, can also grow and change as we get to know students as individuals with talents, strengths, interests, and concerns." -Tasha Tropp Laman Tasha Tropp Lamanhelps classroom teachers, ELL specialists, administrators, and literacy coaches become confident in their ability to support English language learners' growth as writers. Her book, From Ideas to Words, provides insight and practical tips for getting ELL students writing, even if they are at the very beginning stages of English language acquisition. Each chapter is stocked with specific tools and strategies that help writing instruction meet the needs of ELL writers; illustrated classroom vignettes, samples of children's writing, student observations, and planning notes based on the information in that chapter. In addition to the theories and research behind working with ELLs, Tasha offers her experience and advice on: creating a classroom environment that supports ELL writers building a community that promotes risk-taking and values different experiences creating whole-group minilessons that meet the needs of emerging and fluent ELLs scaffolding independent practice for a wide variety of ELLs scaffolding writing conferences with tools based on ELL students' writing and language needs facilitating and encouraging students to share and reflect. To preview a sample of From Ideas to Wordsclick here.
Writing for Scholarly Publication by
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
This collection of first-person essays by established authors provides a wealth of support and insights for new and experienced academic writers in language education and multicultural studies. Although writing for publication is becoming increasingly important as these fields become both more professional and more competitive, few scholars talk candidly about their experiences negotiating a piece of writing into print. These essays will help researchers, practitioners, and graduate students expand their understanding of what it means--professionally and personally--to write for publication. Carefully crafted, focused, and provocative, the chapters in this volume document authors' experiences with a range of practical, political, and personal issues in writing for publication. Many portray the hardship and struggle that are not obvious in a finished piece of writing. Readers are encouraged to resonate with the events and issues portrayed, and to connect the narratives to their own lives. Practical information, such as contact information for journal and book publishers, manuscript guidelines, and useful books are included in appendices. Although organized thematically, the essays in Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education overlap in many ways as each author considers multiple issues: *In the Introduction, the editors discuss key aspects of writing for scholarly publication, such as writing as situated practice, issues faced by newcomers, the construction of personal identity through writing, writing and transparency, facets of the interactive nature of scholarly writing, and intertwined political issues. *Part I focuses on issues and concerns faced by "Newcomers." *In Part II, "Negotiating and Interacting," the essays closely examine the interactions among authors, editors, manuscript reviewers, and collaborators; these interactions tend to be the least often discussed and these essays therefore offer readers fascinating insights into the sensitive social, political, and personal relationships among the many players in the scholarly writing game. *"Identity Construction" is addressed in Part III, where authors share their experiences with and reflections on the ways that professional writing helps them construct their identities as writers and scholars. *The essays in Part IV, "From the Periphery," help redefine what the notion of "periphery" might mean, from a concept with a negative connotation of "outsider" to a positive connotation of active and unconventional participant.