Describes how elementary teachers can build healthy learning communities through language, providing examples of words, phrases, and language use to help students become strategic thinkers and develop literacy skills.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: 242 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571103895


A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries. This collection magnifies the voices of people reclaiming the sole authorship of their abortion experiences. These essays, poems, and prose are a testament to the profound political power of defying shame. Contributors include Ai, Amy Tan, Anne Sexton, Audre Lorde, Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Camonghne Felix, Carol Muske-Dukes, Diane di Prima, Dorothy Parker, Gloria Naylor, Gloria Steinem, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jean Rhys, Joyce Carol Oates, Judith Arcana, Kathy Acker, Langston Hughes, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lindy West, Lucille Clifton, Mahogany L. Browne, Margaret Atwood, Molly Peacock, Ntozake Shange, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Sharon Doubiago, Sharon Olds, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Sholeh Wolpe, Ursula Le Guin, and Vi Khi Nao.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Haymarket Books, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781642592009


"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known." — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book Choice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: 162 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571108166


For anyone who has ever searched for the right word at a crucial moment, the revised third edition of this bestselling guide offers a smart and succinct way to say everything One million copies sold! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say--and what not to say--in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: * Apologies and sympathy letters * Letters to the editor * Cover letters * Fundraising requests * Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Editor: Penguin, Pages: 576 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781101029169


Edited by Louise Swinn, Choice Words is a timely collection of stories, essays, rants and raves from high profile women that seeks to demystify abortion and its surrounding stigma.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 376 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1760875228


Presents a collection of children's poems about growing, making, eating, and sharing food.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Readers to Eaters, Pages: 92 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0983661553


“A beautiful collection of thoughts, views and biographical notes... “ goodreads.com “Original, thoughtful, honest and often very funny…” Guy Chambers “Nakedly honest and warmly generous... “ goodreads.com
Genre: Literary Collections, Editor: Paragon Publishing, Pages: 228 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781782228509


A delightful collection of short stories that bring humor and spiritual insight to the reader. These empowering, introspective recollections provoke a positive and optimistic attitude about life.
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Lulu.com, Pages: 234 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781411684706



Genre: American poetry, Editor: , Pages: 64 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015071561974


Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs—has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Harper Collins, Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780061748998