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Phonics for English Language Learners

by Elizabeth Claire

Phonics for English Language Learners: What the ESL Teacher Needs to Know points out the not-always-obvious needs of older students who arrive in our schools with no English or extremely limited English vocabulary and who may be literate in a language that uses a non-Roman alphabet, or who may not be literate in any language at all. These ESL students’ needs are not met by phonics materials designed for native English speakers, and to the contrary, they and their teachers are frustrated by the long wait required before they can begin reading instruction. This brief work summarizes how ESL Phonics for All Ages by Elizabeth Claire meets those needs, and offers a basic teacher’s guide to using that series for effective and rapid decoding instruction.

An Introduction to Basque: From One Novice to Another

by David S. Luton

This is a book for novices which was written by a novice! It’s for those who want to become familiar with the Basque language and learn some basic phrases and vocabulary and basic grammar. The Basque language has fascinated linguists for years who have never been able to successfully link it to any known language family or group. It has been theorized that perhaps Basque is the only original European language which has survived to modern times since the Indo-European languages spoken by most Europeans originated outside of Europe. The Basque language is spoken in two small regions in northern Spain and southern France. The French word for the language is Basque which is likely where the English word came from. Basque speakers in France refer to their language as euskara or eskuara. The proper Spanish word for the Basque language is vascuence or perhaps more informally vasco;however, the tendency at least in Spain is to call the language euskera (a term perhaps frowned upon by native Basque speakers in Spain who prefer to call their language euskara. The author is a Spanish teacher by profession who currently lives in Spain where he works as an English teacher.

Table of Contents

1. Pronunciation

2. In the Classroom

3. Greetings and Farewells

4. People and Introductions

5. Jobs and Professions

6. Place of Origin and Residence

7. Talking about Age

8. Describing People and Clothing

9. Days, Months and Dates

10. Telling Time

11. Talking about the Weather

12. Talking about Feelings/Conditions

13. The Human Body

14. Activities and Places

15. Food and Drinks

16. Understanding Directions

17. The Home

18. Animals and Nature

19. Basic Grammar

20. Other Important Words

Wisdom of the Ages At Your Fingertips: 6,500 Quotes from over 1,000 of History’s Greatest Minds

Provides easy access to timeless knowledge from over 1,000 of history’s greatest American, European and Asian Minds. Over 6,500 carefully selected quotations, sayings and ideas, some quite rare, are intuitively organized into 81 major subjects. Each subject is consistently divided into 7 sections. You can find excellent ideas, clearly expressed, on any subject, with pinpoint accuracy and ease.

Originally released as computer program in 1988 “Wisdom of the Ages” has been favorably reviewed in USA TODAY, SUCCESS MAGAZINE, COMMUNICATIONS BRIEFINGS, and many more. With our content rich selections, reviewers say you will:

“…communicate ideas brilliantly…”
“…add spark to your writing…”
“…be more persuasive when speaking…”
“…get the point across more effectively…”
“…[view] 5,000 years of Great Thought…”
“… find best selection of relevant quotes…”

“Wisdom of the Ages” differs from other books of quotations in three significant ways:

1) The 81 major subjects come from systems of knowledge that have reached us from antiquity. For example, the major subject of CHARACTER includes minor subjects such as Dignity, Ethics, Honor, Integrity and Reputation. This arrangement results in fewer subjects, and enables you to find more of what you’re looking for in one place. Although most subjects like ANGER, BEAUTY, COURAGE, HOPE, TRUTH, POWER etc. will be familiar, we’d like to call your attention to the subjects of CREATION, THE ETERNAL, SOUL and NON-BEING which are not usually covered in other quotation books.

2) Each subject is consistently divided into the following seven sections:

1. Essence – Root, Heart.
2. Opposites – Balance, Change, Paradoxes.
3. Insight – Perspective, Viewpoint.
4. Positive – Aspects, Influences, Presence, Qualities, and Virtues.
5. Negative – Aspects, Influences, Absence, Qualities, and Vices.
6. Advice – Strategy, Suggestions, Helpful Information.
7. Poetry – Verse

This enables you to read 80% fewer quotes and still find the best one for your purpose.

3) More quotations than usual come from non-western and ancient sources.

Quotes older than 900 years: 1,837
Quotes two lines or less : 3,936
Quotes from 1776 to present: 2,361
Quotes from Americans: 1,115
Quotes from Native English Speakers: 3,316
Quotes form Europeans or Asians: 3,214

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages
may be preserved by quotation.
Disraeli (1804-1881)

The superior man acquaints himself with many
sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past,
in order to strengthen his character thereby.
I Ching (B.C. 1150?)

We see then how far the monuments of wit and learning are more durable than the monuments of power, or of the hands. For have not some books continued twenty-five hundred years or more, without the loss of a syllable or letter; during which time infinite palaces, temples, castles, and cities have been decayed and demolished?
Bacon (1561-1626)

Thinking, Feeling, and Behaving: A Cognitive-Emotive Model to Get Children to Control their Behavior

by Carmen Y. Reyes

Thinking, Feeling, and Behaving: A Cognitive-Emotive Model to Get Children to Control their Behavior is an education and teaching book by Carmen Y. Reyes, The Psycho-Educational Teacher. For decades, teachers in special school settings had used cognitive-emotive techniques to help students who are chronically disruptive, in particular, children who are angry and/or aggressive. Following a system known as the A-B-C Model of Emotions troubled students are shown how their distraught behavior at point C (the consequence) is not triggered by what happened at point A (the antecedent), but by point B, or their beliefs about what happened. That is, angry feelings and aggressive behaviors are the direct consequence of both the negative thoughts and the negative self-talking the child had at point B. At the core of the RET philosophy is that an event is not good or bad; negative or positive, therefore, events have no influence, and cannot dictate the way we act. What really influences us to behave the way we do is our personal perception and interpretation of the event. For example, by perceiving an event as horrible and awful, we attach a negative label to it (e.g. humiliation), and then, we react to the label (e.g. we feel humiliated and may seek revenge) rather than responding to the actual event. If we think about it, this is a powerful postulate: our emotions (negative or positive) do not stem from our environment, but from what we were thinking and believing about our environment. This leads us to a second postulate that is even more powerful than the first one: we all have a great deal of control in the way we feel and behave. If we do not like the way we are feeling about an event (or behaving), we just need to change the way we are thinking about the event. This book details both the procedure and specialized interventions to help children take charge of their feelings, and by extension, regain control of their behavior. RET philosophy and interventions are ideally suited for managing anger-prone students, students with social skills deficits, or just regular kids dealing with the day-to-day pains of growing up.

Cambridge IELTS 7 Reading Practice Tests Explained (Cambridge IELTS Reading Practice Tests Explained)

by Andrea Price

A companion book for the Cambridge IELTS Practice Tests Book 7, which explains the key words and synonyms that allow you to find the correct answers to the questions

The book analyses the kinds of questions you will get in the IELTS Reading Exam and builds on your bank of key words and synonyms to enable you to find the answers more quickly and easily in not only the Cambridge Exam Practice books but any readings, as you build up your knowledge with the help of this companion booklet

Children’s Future

by John Hotovi

This book presents the basic knowledge for children, about themselves, about the environment, fairytale, plants and animals.

How To Publish eBooks, Magazines & Newspapers (Publishing eBooks, Magazines & Newspapers with SamEnrico)

by Sam Enrico Williams

SamEnrico provides publishers, authors and content creators with interactive appstore source codes, designs, API’s and easy to use publishing tools which lets them create downloadable eBooks, magazines and newspapers for sale within their own dedicated application(s), all configured for upload to app stores and retail outlets that will put their publications on sale to potential readers and subscribers interested in downloading interactive newsstand applications and digital publications.

The Ultimate Robinson Cano Fun Fact And Trivia Book

by Mark Peters

Looking for Robinson Cano trivia or Yankees and Mariners fun facts? You have come to the right place!

The Ultimate Robinson Cano Fun Fact And Trivia Book could be just what you need!

In it, you will find out interesting facts like:

-What other Major League Baseball players went to the same high school as Robinson Cano?

-How many home runs did Robinson Cano hit in the minor leagues?

-At what spot in the batting order did Robinson Cano hit in when he took part in his first career Major League Baseball game?

-Who was the first Major League Baseball pitcher to intentionally walk Robinson Cano?

-What jersey number did Robinson Cano wear when he took the field in the big leagues for the very first time?

-What pitcher did Robinson Cano take deep for his first career home run in the majors?

-How many grand slam home runs did Robinson Cano hit during his time with the Yankees?

-Robinson Cano won the Gold Glove award in 2010. Before him, who was the last Yankee second baseman to win the award?

-What opposing pitcher walked Robinson Cano more times than any other during his years with the Yankees?

…and much more!

The Ultimate Robinson Cano Fun Fact and Trivia Book contains well over 150 pieces of trivia, little known information, and fun facts about this great Major League Baseball star. This is perfect for you if you are curious about your favorite player, want to impress your co-workers, need information for a trivia contest, or even if you want to win a bet or two with family or friends. There are some hard to find tidbits in here including stuff related to his pro days, time in the minor leagues, and even his life away from baseball. This is exactly what the title says it is, the Ultimate Robinson Cano Fun Fact And Trivia Book.

A great source of Robinson Cano and New York Yankees trivia!

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