The Word Lover s Delight

Author: Editors of Captivate Network
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780806535739
Format: PDF
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Word Up! From amusia to xerophagy, from the ephemeral to the vituperative, The Word Lover's Delight is chockablock with words that are not only fascinating and unusual but that you can use in your everyday speech--to jaw-dropping effect. With a wide range of words, from the moderately difficult to the somewhat ostentatious, The Word Lover's Delight gives each word a phonetic pronunciation, a memorable example of its use in speech, and an easy-to-understand definition. FOURSQUARE (ADJ.) FAWR'-SKWAIR – straightforward, blunt, unwavering Lucy appreciated Tom's foursquare breakup style, but she still popped all his tires and smashed his windshield. Fun, educational, and erudite, The Word Lover's Delight is the ultimate book for word nerds--and anyone who's ever just wanted to find the perfect bon mot at the perfect time. Capitvate™ elevator television reaches 52 million people a month--and Captivate's most popular feature is "Word of the Day." Now, the Captivate™ editors have put together a word-of-the-day book for everyone who wants to improve his or her vocabulary--or just loves learning new words.

Mentor Texts

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311311
Format: PDF, Docs
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

The Whispering Land

Author: Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504041690
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Naturalist Gerald Durrell recalls his expedition to South America to find exotic animals in this follow-up to A Zoo in My Luggage. After bringing multiple species of African animals back to the Channel Island of Jersey to populate their new zoo, British naturalist Gerald Durrell and his wife followed their passion for wildlife preservation on a journey to South America. With a team of helpers, they spent eight months on safari searching for exotic specimens. Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in the Argentine, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots to pumas, the author who inspired the public television drama The Durrells in Corfu captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor. Filled with adventure, exploration, and the spirit of conservation, The Whispering Land is a memoir that animal lovers of all ages will enjoy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Lost in Translation

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747111
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there’s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest? Lost in Translation brings to life more than fifty words that don’t have direct English translations with charming illustrations of their tender, poignant, and humorous definitions. Often these words provide insight into the cultures they come from, such as the Brazilian Portuguese word for running your fingers through a lover’s hair, the Italian word for being moved to tears by a story, or the Swedish word for a third cup of coffee. In this clever and beautifully rendered exploration of the subtleties of communication, you’ll find new ways to express yourself while getting lost in the artistry of imperfect translation. From the Hardcover edition.

Screw the Roses Send Me the Thorns

Author: Philip Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780964596009
Format: PDF
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Light-hearted and fun to read, SCREW THE ROSES, SEND IN THE THORNS tells readers everything they need (and want!) to know about sadomasochism. Deeply committed to the blend of trust, fantasy and sensuality that makes S/M an intensely erotic and deeply intimate experience, Miller and Devon here offer everyone - from the complete novice to the well-practised sub or dom - clear explanations, solid advice, safety measures and steamy suggestions. Illustrated with over 225 photos and illustrations, the book also includes a glossary and 30-page resources listing.

Via Terra

Author: Achille Serrao
Publisher: Legas / Gaetano Cipolla
ISBN: 1881901211
Format: PDF
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A Stranger Like You

Author: Elizabeth Brundage
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452297095
Format: PDF, Docs
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Inciting the wrath of an unstable aspiring screenwriter whose film she cancelled for its implausible violence, movie executive Hedda is abducted by the writer, who decides to prove his story's worth by staging its plot with Hedda as the victim.

Level A

Author: Edgar H. Schuster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780791522479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Positive Words Powerful Results

Author: Hal Urban
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743262891
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of a book, Hal Urban -- parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic Life's Greatest Lessons -- shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives -- both our own and those around us.