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No Reading Allowed

Author : Raj Haldar
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From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL comes another hilarious, fresh look at the English language! The hero had super vision. The hero had supervision. Man, a tea sounds great. Manatee sounds great! Sir Francies Bacon Sir, France is bakin'! What is going on here?! You can't believe everything you hear! A single word can have many different meanings. And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be when homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation are at play! No Reading Allowed allows children and their parents to laugh together while also learning something new. Perfect for baby gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, and anyone who finds humor in the absurdity of the English language.

Reading Allowed

Author : Chris Paling
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'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling . . . Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday 'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved and - perhaps most surprising of all - uplifted' John Preston, Daily Mail 'There are many detractors who question whether libraries are still relevant in the digital age. Paling's keenly and kindly observed account of his encounters offers a gentle insight as to why they still are' Helen Davies, Sunday Times Chris works as a librarian in a small-town library in the south of England. This is the story of the library, its staff, and the fascinating group of people who use the library on a regular basis. We'll meet characters like the street-sleepers Brewer, Wolf and Spencer, who are always the first through the doors. The Mad Hatter, an elderly man who scurries around manically, searching for books. Sons of Anarchy Alan, a young Down's Syndrome man addicted to the American TV drama series. Startled Stewart, a gay man with a spray-on tan who pops in most days for a nice chat, sharking for good-looking foreign language students. And Trish, who is relentlessly cheerful and always dressed in pink - she has never married, but the marital status of everybody she meets is of huge interest to her. Some of the characters' stories are tragic, some are amusing, some are genuinely surreal, but together they will paint a bigger picture of the world we live in today, and of a library's hugely important place within it. Yes, of course, people come in to borrow books, but the library is also the equivalent of the village pump. It's one of the few places left where anyone, regardless of age or income or background, can wander in and find somebody to listen to their concerns, to share the time of day. Reading Allowed will provide us with a fascinating portrait of a place that we all value and cherish, but which few of us truly know very much about ...

Reading and the Victorians

Author : Matthew Bradley
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What did reading mean to the Victorians? This question is the key point of departure for Reading and the Victorians, an examination of the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. With book production handed over to the machines and mass education boosting literacy to unprecedented levels, the norms of modern reading were being established. Essays examine the impact of tallow candles on Victorian reading, the reading practices encouraged by Mudie's Select Library and feminist periodicals, the relationship between author and reader as reflected in manuscript revisions and corrections, the experience of reading women's diaries, models of literacy in Our Mutual Friend, the implications of reading marks in Victorian texts, how computer technology has assisted the study of nineteenth-century reading practices, how Gladstone read his personal library, and what contemporary non-academic readers might owe to Victorian ideals of reading and community. Reading forms a genuine meeting place for historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, and this diverse collection examines nineteenth-century reading in all its personal, historical, literary, and material contexts, while also asking fundamental questions about how we read the Victorians' reading in the present day.

Students selecting stories the effects of choice in reading assessment results from the NAEP Reader special study of the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress

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Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium Volume 1

Author : Wonil Kim
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Part of the Studies in Antiquity series, these 21 essays feature interpretations of the Hebrew Bible using the comprehensive, interpretive methodology developed by Rolf P. Knierim.

Reading China electronic resource

Author : Daria Berg
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This volume develops a new style of reading Chinese sources, as pioneered in Chinese Studies by Professor Glen Dudbridge, providing fascinating new insights into Chinese literature, history and popular culture. The analysis of self-fashioning, representation and political propaganda sheds new light on Chinese perceptions of the world.

Reading Disabilities

Author : R.M. Joshi
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The present volume is based on the proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute (ASI) sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Institute was conducted at the beautiful Chateau de Bonas, near Toulouse, France in October, 1991. A number of scholars from different countries participated in the two-week institute on differential diagnosis and treatments of reading and writing problems. The accepted papers for this volume are divided into three sections: (a) Differential diagnosis of reading disabilities; (b) Access to language-related component processes; and (c) Reading/spelling strategies. The other papers appear in a companion volume: Developmental and Acquired Dyslexia: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Perspectives, also coedited by Joshi and Leong and published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Several people and organizations have helped us in this endeavor and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Our special thanks are due to: the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO for providing the major portion of the financial support; Dr. L. V. da Cunha of NATO and Dr. THo Kester and Mrs. Barbara Kester of the International Transfer of Science and Technology (ITST) for their help and support of the various aspects of the institute; Mr. Charles Stockman and the entire staff of the Chateau de Bonas for making our stay a pleasant one by helping us to run the Institute smoothly. We also wish to thank our reviewers and the following people for other assistance: Christi Martin, and Xi-wu Fang.

Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools

Author : Geoff Dean
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Being able to read well is one of the most important literacy requirements in our society. It is fundamental to almost all secondary school subjects and the English programme in particular. The new Key Stage 3 focus on teaching reading compels us to find exciting ways to engage young people with texts that they will continue with and develop themselves. This book outlines several approaches to reading which challenge former classroom practices. It is through these approaches that all students - from reluctant boys to the most able of either gender - can continue to grow as readers and develop their readiness to seek meaning in texts. This second edition adds to the original ideas in Geoff Dean's first book and includes new methods of teaching reading, including "guided reading" and using increased grammatical student knowledge.

More Classics To Read Aloud To Your Children

Author : William F. Russell
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Gives parents and other adult readers the help they need to share the joy of reading. Contains 42 stories, poems, and excerpts from novels and plays, divided into 3 listening levels. "Even better than the first edition--and I loved that. A must book for every reading parent and teacher!"--Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook Line drawings.

No Love Allowed

Author : Kate Evangelista
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Caleb desperately needs a new fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties with a pretty girl on his arm to schmooze for his father's law firm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he's not ready for and isn't sure he wants. And sadly the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. Fortunately, Didi, the waitress at the Country Club - who just lost her job due to Caleb's too-public breakup - is open to new experiences (and art supplies are expensive!). It's the perfect setup for them both. Caleb has only one rule for the arrangement: Didi mustn't fall in love with him.

Reading the Qur an

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
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"I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading public intellectuals--laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing passionately but reasonably against these trends, Sardar speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. Sardar explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. Ziauddin Sardar opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text, in a book that will engage all devout Muslims and will interest anyone curious about the Qur'an and Islam today.

The Art of Speed Reading How To Rapidly Improve Your Reading Speed Without Getting Overwhelmed

Author : Chris Diamond
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Imagine being able to not only read, but fully comprehend information at speeds more than 3 times the rate you are used to. Can you imagine the amount of personal growth and professional success that you could accomplish if only you were able to absorb all of the information which until now you simply did not have the time to read? This is what speed reading can do for, and by taking the time to read this report. You will be able to learn everything that you need to know in order to start speed reading today. In this report, you will learn the reasons behind traditional slow reading and the techniques that have been used by millions of people to effectively increase their reading speed. You will learn about the five types of reading, and when to use each of these methods. You will learn a variety of tips and techniques that you can put into practice everyday to continuously perfect your abilities. In addition to the written text, you will also be given several different charts, graphs, and exercises that you can use to strengthen your eyes, and increase your reading speed. Since this report not only offers you the ability to read about speed reading and how it works, but also the practical experience of putting your new skills to the test, this is truly the only speed reading material that you will ever need. Since the major motivation behind the desire to learn speed reading is the ability to gain access to information in a short period of time, we have searched high and low for the most comprehensive information available and streamlined it into a short report so that you will be able to absorb this information quickly and start putting it to use right away. If you do not have the time to read books, you'll always fall behind and underachieve your goals. That's because knowledge is power, and things change dramatically. That's why if you do not constantly learn and expand what you do not know, you'll fail miserable in whatever you are trying to accomplish. When you read this report, you'll gain an unfair advantage over everyone else, because knowledge is power, especially if you learn twice or three times as fast. You'll access and process knowledge at your advantage to achieve your goals quicker than you can imagine. Do not wait, grab your copy now!

How To Read Derrida

Author : Penelope Deutscher
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'Deconstruction is not neutral. It intervenes' Jacques Derrida An idiosyncratic and highly controversial French philosopher, Jacques Derrida inspired profound changes in disciplines as diverse as law, anthropology, literature and architecture. In Derrida's view, texts and contexts are woven with inconsistencies and blindspots that provide us with a chance to think in new ways about, among other things, language, community, identity and forgiveness. Derrida's suggestions for 'how to read' lead to a new vision of ethics and a new concept of responsibility. Penelope Deutscher discusses extracts from the full range of Derrida's work, including Of Grammatology, Dissemination, Limited Inc, The Other Heading: Reflections on Europe, Monolinguism of the Other, Given Time and Force of Law.

Reading for Survival

Author : Elsa Woods
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This volume covers essential reading for people starting to live on their own - things like food advertisements, recipes, college applications, employment resumes, classified ads, rental agreements, billing statements, documents related to owning and operating a car, and government forms. Students learn to decipher the wide variety of written materials we all encounter in daily life with 60 ready-to-reproduce documents accompanied by reproducible activity sheets. Well-suited for ESL, ELL, and adult education. Answer keys. Illustrated. Grades 8 and up. 262 pages.

Reading for Survival in Today s Society

Author : Elsa Woods
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

The James Bond Cold Reading

Author : Julian Moore
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The James Bond Cold Reading is a whole new take on the twelve lines of the 'Classic Reading' made so popular from the 50's to the present day. Julian 'Bev' Moore shows you how this much discussed but seldom used powerful cold reading technique can be applied effectively and memorised in no time at all using characters such as James Bond that you already know and love. Forget about learning stock lines and never using them - using the proven techniques in The James Bond Cold Reading, you can learn to speak in you own words and amaze people by how much you know about them using one of the most misunderstood tools of mentalism - the character reading. By bringing a modern slant to an old technique, Julian 'Bev' Moore proves once again that that the old ones are the best - if only we knew how to apply them. If you're not a fan of 'stock lines' and think that learning them is a waste of time, this ebook could seriously change your mind! REVIEWS "I got Julian's book and it is wonderful! It is a great system for doing a reading and extremely practical. I applaud Julian and highly recommend this!" - Richard Osterlind "First palmistry, now general Forer-Barnum 101... this guy really amazes me." - Craig Browning "Julian has taken the Classic Reading - which isn't out of date, as some would suggest - and applied a James Bond theme to its LEARNING (not to the reading itself), to make the reading's customization so much easier. It's ingenious, simple, and thought-inspiring, all at the same time! Buy this now, and start using it right away!" - R. Lee Davis "I have tried many times to learn the stock lines of cold reading. I've tried memory techniques, linking, the peg system, and even with all that everything seemed a confusing, repetitive mess. Because of Julian's system, in two days, I have learned to give a cold reading forward, backward, inside out and in my own words. Just as with Julian's palmistry book saved me about five years of study, this book is just as good and also very interesting. If you're interested in cold reading at all this will be the best money you'll ever spend. As a side note his system could be applied to anything else you might want to memorize and make your own. I have never heard of his techniques before and I have studied a lot of memory techniques. It's so easy I will add this to my 'readings' repertoire." - Scott Martisse "So I'm finally watching the new Casino Royale and lines from the James Bond Reading keep popping unbidden into my head. What makes this interesting is I hadn't really intended on learning the reading via James Bond but via a character I know more about. I followed Julian's suggestions to practice readings aloud, even to inanimate objects. After a bit of this, I tried the real deal. This isn't something you can do mechanically, at least if you want to get maximum effect and responses. It is a matter of a give and take that is "entrancing" in its impact. I can't wait to see what more experience will bring. Thank you Julian, you really have made a significant contribution. Your ability to simplify and teach is exceptional. I generally rely on my knowledge as a psychologist to add a bit of reading but it wasn’t anywhere as powerful as applying this system. Folks, don't just read JBR. Get out there and use it." - Dr Bill Cushman OTHER KINDLE BOOKS IN THE SPEED LEARNING SERIES BY JULIAN MOORE Speed Learning: Graphology - The Art Of Handwriting Analysis Speed Learning: Cartomancy - A Playing Card Reading Primer Speed Learning: Palmistry - Palm Readings In Your Own Words Speed Learning: Numerology - Numbers Past And Present With The Lo-Shu Square Speed Learning: Star Signs

Building Reading Confidence in Adolescents

Author : Holly Johnson
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The authors present a research-based approach for building reading self-efficacy and focus on four concepts necessary to learners' literacy success: confidence, independence, metacognition, and stamina.

What Else Should I Read

Author : Matt Berman
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Suggests thirty juvenile titles for grades three and up and links them with 500 other titles

Rhoades to Reading Level II

Author : Jacqueline Rhoades
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Reading Program designed for students grade 5 - adult. Instructional level 2.6-4.5. Includes consumable activity sheets and stories contained in the Level II Teaching Guide.

Boredom is the Enemy

Author : Dr Amanda Laugesen
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War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's time. As such, this book will be welcomed by those seeking a fuller understanding of what makes soldiers endure war, and how they cope with prolonged periods of inaction. It explores the issue of military boredom and investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives. It examines the efforts of military authorities to provide solutions to military boredom (and the problem of discipline and morale) through the provisioning of entertainment and education, but more importantly explores the ways in which soldiers responded to such efforts, arguing that soldiers used entertainment and education in ways that suited them. The focus in the book is on Australians and their experiences, primarily during the First World War, but with subsequent chapters taking the story through the Second World War to the Vietnam War. This focus on a single national group allows questions to be raised about what might (or might not) be exceptional about the experiences of a particular national group, and the ways national identity can shape an individual's relationship and engagement with education and entertainment. It can also suggest the continuities and changes in these experiences through the course of three wars. The story of Australians at war illuminates a much broader story of the experience of war and people's responses to war in the twentieth century.