True Stories in the News

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Pearson Longman
ISBN: 9780136154815
Format: PDF, ePub
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Imagine... finding yourself all alone on a mountain during a blizzard -- and being saved thanks to a surprise phone call! having a party to celebrate your wedding -- and there was no wedding! picking up a newspaper and seeing a photograph of twins who look exactly like you! These stories and more -- humorous, poignant, astounding -- and all true! True Stories in the News, Third Edition, by Sandra Heyer, consists of 22 readings based on human-interest stories adapted from worldwide news sources and includes new, updated, and improved materials. The universal appeal of these believe-it-or-not stories ensures a pleasurable reading experience and encourages beginning-level students to read with fluency and confidence. Features A photo and pre-reading questions introduce each story. Average story length is 375 words. Stories are told in the past and past progressive tenses. Revised and improved exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, pronunciation, discussion, and writing help students develop language proficiency. Background information and teaching tips in an expanded To the Teacher section help make the reading class more effective. Audio CD with recordings of all stories is included in each textbook. A perfect partner with True Stories Behind the Songs. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

Easy True Stories Level 2

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780133041828
Format: PDF, Docs
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Imagine... a monkey stealing your groceries as you walk down the street. a person buying a shirt in a thrift store and finding thousands of dollars in the pocket. a bride learning that her in-laws want $25,000 before her wedding can go on. All of these stories are true! This new edition presents 20 new or updated human-interest stories are adapted from news sources all over the world. These captivating stories are told as simply as possible -- almost exclusively in the present tense -- and most stories are less than ½ page long. To see a sample unit, please go to pearsoneltusa.com/sampleunits. Easy True Stories, Second Edition, by Sandra Heyer, is a companion book to All New Easy True Stories, which is at the same level but features all new stories and exercises. These two parallel readers give students the option of lingering at the low-beginning level. They can go back and forth between Easy True Stories and All New Easy True Stories, or they can complete first one book and then the other. Or teachers can use Easy True Stories one semester and All New Easy True Stories the next. That way, students who stay in a low-beginning class when their classmates move on to the next level can essentially repeat the class but with all new material. Combined, the two books offer 40 stories, giving teachers multiple opportunities to incorporate reading into their thematically-based instructional units. Features First, students look at a series of 9 pictures while the teacher tells the story. This pre-reading step gives students a global understanding of the story before they read. Next, students read the story. Finally, students complete exercises following each story to develop basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary proficiency. MP3 audio recordings of each story are available free at www.pearsonelt.com/truestories. An expanded To the Teacher section gives additional teacher support with step-by-step phonics lessons, plus strategies for making the readings more interactive. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

Even More True Stories

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780131751736
Format: PDF
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Would you believe ... ? A pilot gets sucked out of his plane and survives, as does everyone else on board. A young American woman goes to Paris to find herself and finds her long-lost family instead. A misunderstood word on a bus causes a 15-mile-long traffic jam. Even More True Stories, Third Edition, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition with sixteen new or updated human-interest stories adapted from news sources around the world. The universal appeal of these real believe-it-or-not tales ensures a motivating reading experience for intermediate-level students of English. It's a book they won't want to put down. Features: Maximum story length is 1 ¼ pages. Revised exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, discussion, and writing help students develop language proficiency. New or updated Challenge pages with authentic reading selections motivate students to read on their own. A new To the Teacher section provides background information and teaching tips to help teachers make the reading class more interactive. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

More True Stories

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780138143428
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Imagine … waking up every night to a voice saying “Come and catch me”! being on a boat in the middle of the ocean in a terrible storm! finding millions of dollars on a busy highway! These stories and more — humorous, poignant, astounding — and all true! More True Stories, Third Edition, by Sandra Heyer, consists of 22 new or updated human-interest stories adapted from news sources around the world. The universal appeal of these believe-it-or-not stories ensures a pleasurable reading experience and encourages high-beginning-level students to read with fluency and confidence. Features: A photo and pre-reading questions introduce each story. Average story length is 470 words. Stories are told in the past and past progressive tenses. Revised and improved exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, discussion, and writing help students develop language proficiency. Background information and teaching tips in an expanded To the Teacher section help make the reading class more effective. An audio CD with recordings of all stories is included in each textbook. A perfect partner with More True Stories Behind the Songs. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

Telling True Stories

Author: Mark Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Show Me the Money

Author: Chris Roush
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317282825
Format: PDF
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Show Me the Money is the definitive business journalism textbook that offers hands-on advice and insights into the job of a business journalist. Chris Roush draws on his experience as both a business journalist and educator to explain how to cover businesses, industry and the economy, as well as where to find sources of information for stories and how to take financial information and make it work for a story. Updates to the third edition include: Inclusion of timely issues related to real estate; Additional examples from websites and other nontraditional business media such as BuzzFeed and Quartz; Tips from professional business journalists including Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and Jennifer Forsyth of The Wall Street Journal. Essential for both undergraduate and graduate courses in business journalism and professional business journalism newsrooms, Show Me the Money is a must-read for reporters, editors and students who want to learn the ins and outs of how to cover public and private companies. Additional materieals, including a sample syllabus and additional links and tips for students can be found at https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138188389

Very Easy True Stories

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780201343137
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A three-year-old boy falls 18 feet into a gorilla cage and is saved by a mttoher - a mother gorilla, that is! A waitress finds a lottery ticket for a tip, instead of cash. And she wins six million dollars! Fourteen very-low-level stories of high-level interest - humorous, poignant, astounding - and all true! Selected from newspapers and magazines, and adapted for the beginning student, the stories are told as simply as possible - exclusively in the present tense. First, students see a series of captioned pictures so the meaning is clear. Then, students read the story in text form for real reading practice. Finally, students do exercises following each story to develop very basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary proficiency." - back cover.

All New Easy True Stories

Author: Sandra Heyer
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780131182653
Format: PDF
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Would you believe ... ? A man chokes on his favorite food, but his daughter saves him with a common household appliance. What does she use? A lonely sailor puts a message in a bottle. A fisherman finds it and gives it to his daughter. What does she do with it? On a very hot day, a boy finds two puppies locked in a car. How does he keep them alive? More low-level yet high-interest stories! These 20 captivating stories, selected from news sources all over the world, are all true! They are told as simply as possible -- almost exclusively in the present tense -- and most stories are less than ½ page long. All New Easy True Stories, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition with a companion book to Easy True Stories. Written at the same level, the text features twenty all-new stories and exercises. These two parallel readers give students the option of lingering a while at this level. They can go back and forth between Easy True Stories and All New Easy True Stories, or they can complete first one book and then the other. Or teachers can use Easy True Stories one semester and All New Easy True Stories the next. That way, students who stay in a low-beginning class when their classmates move on to the next level can essentially repeat the class but with all new material. Combined, the two books offer 40 stories, giving teachers multiple opportunities to incorporate reading into their thematically-based instructional units. Features First, students look at a series of 9 pictures while the teacher tells the story. This pre-reading step gives students a global understanding of the story before they read. Next, students read the story. Finally, students complete exercises following each story to develop basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary proficiency. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

Easy Stories Plus

Author: Ann Gianola
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564202529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Contains fifteen more stories about everyday life. Activities follow each story.

How to Shit in the Woods 3rd Edition

Author: Kathleen Meyer
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740184
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?” From the Trade Paperback edition.