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American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (USED)

American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (USED)

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Combining in a single volume an up-to-date dictionary and a thesaurus, this book offers readers a convenient way to examine dictionary entries and research corresponding synonyms at the same time.

The split-page design displays full dictionary entries on the upper portion of each page and full thesaurus entries on the bottom portion, which makes finding and understanding the right word easier than ever. The thesaurus section of the page is screened to highlight the dual nature of the book, providing quick access to the synonyms that relate to the dictionary entries above.

The dictionary contains 70,000 entries, including extensive coverage of new words and meanings. The thesaurus contains 150,000 synonyms that are alphabetically arranged on each page to correlate with the dictionary entries on the same page.

With its unique format and user-friendly features, The American Heritage(R) Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is a convenient and invaluable resource on words.

American Heritage High School dictionary

American Heritage High School dictionary

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Ideal for college students and advanced high school students, the American Heritage High School Dictionary is a brand-new paperbound reference book from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries. It is aimed at users who need a dictionary that is more advanced than the Student Dictionary but more conveniently sized and priced than the 2084-page hardcover American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. The American Heritage High School Dictionary will be especially useful for customers who do not have ready access to our electronic products. Each entry is clearly defined, and thousands of example sentences show how entry words are used in context. There are no biographical or geographical entries, thus allowing more room for basic vocabulary. A gazetteer at the back of the book lists countries, states, and capitals. Hundreds of word history notes describe the development of words in clear, straightforward language. A style guide, detailed definitions of grammatical terms, and dozens of usage notes provide guidance on grammar and style points. This reference book is designed to be a workhorse for writers - great for high school students who are studying for standardized tests or who are allowed to use print dictionaries during tests, for college students whose schools lack the resources to provide online content, and for individuals who prefer a conveniently sized print dictionary for their home or office.

American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1998 (USED)

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American Museum of Natural History (USED)

American Museum of Natural History (USED)

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- First official guide to American Museum of Natural History to be published for several years. - Fully illustrated - Includes colossal dinosaurs, multimedia exploration of the Universe and re-created habitats of mammals and birds. - The only publication to explore all the
Art of Teaching Reading (USED)

Art of Teaching Reading (USED)

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Written in Calkins' graceful and passionate style, "The Art of Teaching Reading" serves as an eloquent and desperately needed reminder of what matters most in teaching.

  • Incredibly valuable resource for current and future teachers and educators.
  • Offers a wealth of practical classroom examples to demonstrate principles and methods in practice.
  • "I can think of no one in New York City who is more trusted by school people than Lucy," - Judith Rizzo, Deputy Chancellor for Instruction, New York City Board of Education.
  • In "The Art of Teaching Reading," nationally acclaimed educator Lucy Calkins offers a compelling glimpse into the methods, insights and day-to-day classroom practices which have helped hundreds of teachers do more in the teaching of reading than most dreamt possible. This is the story of brilliant teachers whose children learn to read with eagerness and to talk and write in stunning ways about their reading. Full of inspirational classroom stories, "The Art of Teaching Reading" is even more powerful when one considers that the methods Calkins describes are transforming teaching practices across the largest school district in the world.

    Lucy Calkins is a Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, and an acclaimed speaker, with frequent keynote addresses at conferences across the country. She is also the author (or co-author) of numerous books, including the best-selling sister volume, "The Art of Teaching Writing" (Heinemann), "Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parents' Guide" (Perseus Books), and "A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests: Knowledge is Power" (Heinemann).

    Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom (USED)

    Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom (USED)

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    Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can

    * Capture student interest and increase motivation
    * Clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach
    * Enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and
    * Help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively

    Throughout, Tomlinson and Moon emphasize the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point.

    Detailed scenarios illustrate how assessment differentiation can occur in three realms (student readiness, interest, and learning style or preference) and how it can improve assessment validity and reliability and decrease errors and teacher bias.

    Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.

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    Associated Press Stylebook (USED)

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    More people write for The Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers-nearly two million of them-have bought more copies of The AP Stylebook than of any other journalism reference. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines for how to write photo captions, file copy over the wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel. This edition of The AP Stylebook keeps pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures.

    Audel Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia (USED)

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    Back to School for Grown-ups (USED)

    Back to School for Grown-ups (USED)

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    Here's a mind-broadening reader's companion for men and women who recall their school days as time spent gazing out the window, and who now realize that they missed out on many interesting ideas. The best and most significant of those lost and half-forgotten ideas are served up in this book, fashioned into lively prose, and supplemented with self-testing Q&A sections to help readers grade their knowledge of facts and understanding of ideas. For clarity and ease of use, Back to School for Grown-Ups is divided into five sections representing five school days. Each day consists of lessons in four subjects, as follows:

  • Section One, Monday: Geography, History, Mathematics, Religion
  • Section Two, Tuesday: Science, Art, Mathematics, Literature
  • Section Three, Wednesday: Civics, Geography, Science, Phys Ed
  • Section Four, Thursday: Literature, History, Art, Civics
  • Section Five, Friday: Religion, Science, Geography, History

    Readers will be absorbed by discussions that range from the Magna Carta to the causes of World War I . . . from the Big Bang to the concept of prime numbers . . . from the origins of Hinduism to the story of Nelson Mandela . . . from the geologic formation of the Grand Canyon to the definition of Pop art . . . and much, much more. Author Stephen Calladine-Evans' style of presentation is informal and reader-friendly, and topics are supplemented with illustrations and brief summaries of key facts. Back to School for Grown-Ups demonstrates that learning is a deeply satisfying experience that should not end with graduation. Includes approximately 400 illustrations.

  • Barron's 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper 5th Edition (USED)

    Barron's 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper 5th Edition (USED)

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    Updated with tips on computer use related to library research and use of word processing software, the new edition of this popular guide also features an entirely new sample research paper. The authors point out style formalities and parenthetical source documentation and show the proper methods of avoiding plagiarism.