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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Understanding Literacy Development
Subtitle: A Global View
Edited By: Anne McKeough
Linda M. Phillips
Vianne Timmons
Judy Lee Lupart

"Understanding Literacy Development: A Global View" brings together leading
experts from around the world to explore ways to best provide teaching and
learning opportunities, tailored to specific educational needs, to help all
children become better readers.

The premise is that current generic "one-size-fits-all" approaches are
inappropriate for many children and can lead to underachievement and
failure. The contributors write from a stance that reflects not only their
own particular expertise and experience, but also sheds light on literacy
development across cultures, countries, and circumstances. Taken together,
the chapters target a wide and comprehensive set of literacy issues, and
offer an extensive exploration of the complexities of literacy development,
including issues related to early literacy, school instruction, family
literacy, adolescent and adult literacy, and teacher development.

This volume is an invaluable tool for scholars, teacher educators,
professionals and graduate students in the fields of literacy education,
early childhood education, educational psychology, educational policy, and
related areas.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805851151
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 080585116X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 27.50