Odes to Common Things

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Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821220801

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 b&w illustrations.

Odes to Opposites

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Author: Pablo Neruda

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821222270

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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Neighborhood Odes

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Author: Gary Soto

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152568795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

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Twenty-one poems about growing up in an Hispanic neighborhood, highlighting the delights in such everyday items as sprinklers, the park, the library, and pomegranates.

Using Poetry Across the Curriculum

Learning to Love Language

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Author: Barbara Chatton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586976

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This comprehensive listing and discussion of poetic works supports the standards of all areas of the curriculum, helping librarians and teachers working with kindergarten through middle school students. * Updates from the first edition include new and different poetry and newer authors than the first edition * Provides numerous lists of anthologies, poems, and poetic prose and meets national standards and areas within those standards * Offers lists of bilingual works in Spanish and English and lists of poems representing various cultural groups both in the United States and around the world * Includes teaching ideas, writing activities, and links for crossing the curriculum

The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic

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Author: Monique Roelofs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472528832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Aesthetic desire and distaste prime everyday life in surprising ways. The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic casts much-needed light on the complex mix of meanings our aesthetic activities weave into cultural existence. Anchoring aesthetic experience in our relationships with persons, places, and things, Monique Roelofs explores aesthetic life as a multimodal, socially embedded, corporeal endeavor. Highlighting notions of relationality, address, and promising, this compelling study shows these concepts at work in visions of beauty, ugliness, detail, nation, ignorance, and cultural boundary. Unexpected aesthetic pleasures and pains crop up in sites where passion, perception, rationality, and imagination go together but also are in conflict. Bonds between aesthetics and politics are forged and reforged. Cross-disciplinary in outlook, and engaging the work of theorists and artists ranging from David Hume to Theodor W. Adorno, Frantz Fanon, Clarice Lispector, and Barbara Johnson, The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic lays open the interpretive web that gives aesthetic agency its vast reach.

The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop

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Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493888420

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include Kwame Time! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's Quick Tips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.

Garden Dreams

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Author: Ferris Cook

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556703966

Category: Gardening

Page: 104

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Redesigned in a smaller format to reach an even wider audience, Garden Dreams features nine wonderfully vivid essays by Vita Sackville-West, Alan Lacy, Louise Beebe Wilder, Russell Page, and others, complemented throughout by full-color Art Nouveau drawings.

Ordinary Lives

Studies in the Everyday

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Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136905235

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This new study from Ben Highmore looks at the seemingly banal world of objects, work, daily media, and food, and finds there a scintillating array of passionate experience. Through a series of case studies, and building on his previous work on the everyday, Highmore examines our relationship to familiar objects (a favourite chair), repetitive work (housework, typing), media (distracted television viewing and radio listening) and food (specifically the food of multicultural Britain). A chair allows him to consider the history of flat-pack furniture as well as the lively presence of inorganic ‘stuff’ in our daily lives. Distracted television watching and radio listening becomes one of the preconditions for experiencing wonder through the media. Ordinary Lives links the concrete study of routine existence to theoretical reflection on everyday life. The book discusses philosophers such as Jacques Rancière, William James and David Hume and combines them with autobiographical testimonies, historical research and the analysis of popular culture to investigate the minutiae of day-to-day life. Highmore argues that aesthetic experience is embedded in the mundane sensory world of everyday life. He asks the reader to reconsider the negative associations of habit and routine, focusing specifically on the intrinsic ambiguity of habit (habit, we find out, is both rigid and adaptive). Rather than ask ‘what does everyday life mean?’ this book asks ‘what does everyday life feel like and how do our sensual, emotional and temporal experiences interconnect and intersect?’ Ordinary Lives is an accessible, animated and engaging book that is ideally suited to both students and researchers working in cultural studies, media and communication and sociology.

The Effects of Religious Preference and the Frequency of Spirituality on the Retention and Attrition Rates Among Injured Soldiers

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Author: Steven L. Jordan

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Using a quantitative causal-comparative approach, the researcher conducted a relational study that compared injured and rehabilitated soldiers with no religious foundation to similar soldiers possessing religious preferences and spirituality. The two primary research questions were (a) Does religious preference and spirituality have a positive impact on the retention and attrition rates of injured soldiers? (b) Does an injured soldier's frequency of spirituality increase the likelihood of being returned to initial-entry training? The study addressed several possible variables; among these were the importance of religious preference and spirituality in returning injured soldiers to training; the determination of a soldier's level of spirituality and its healing impact; spirituality's effect on the injured soldier's psychotherapy, and other related demographic factors.