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The Superior Person s Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words

Author : Peter Bowler
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Gathers a wide range of definitions for precise but neglected words chosen to enrich one's vocabulary and insult one's adversaries

There s a Word for It

Author : Charles Harringto Elster
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In the tradition of Anguished English, a mischievous and madcap expedition through the depths of the unabridged dictionary promises hilarious word fun for language enthusiasts. Reprint.

Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts Grades 3 5

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first academic standards to be independently adopted by almost every state in the country. The purpose and intent of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA), as well as Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science education, are the focus of this book. This volume is aimed at educators, administrators, graduate students, university professors, and others who deal with students in grades 3 through 5. Each of the chapters addresses one of the major English Language Arts domains: literature, informational texts, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, technology, and assessment. They contain invaluable information, insight, and research from literacy leaders in their respective fields. Their objective is twofold: to provide a theoretical background and detailed explanation of each of the CCSS/ELA standards, as well as practical suggestions, classroom vignettes, models, instructional resources, and unit ideas to implement the standards"--

Just Ask Mr Wordwizard

Author : David Grambs
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Discusses such topics as slang and simplified spelling, provides 450 words to use when reviewing a movie, offers French phrases to use for impressing people, and more

Insider s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1993 1994

Author : Jeff Herman
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Now in its third edition, this insider's reference has been fully revised to keep up with the rapidly changing publishing world. Includes detailed information on book acquisitions, literary agents, unsolicited submissions, ghostwriting and collaboration, and more. Index/appendices.

Library Journal

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Content Reading and Literacy

Author : Donna E. Alvermann
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Assuming that textbooks are necessary for learning content for middle and secondary school students, this text for teachers explores methods of understanding and teaching language comprehension. The authors treat reading, speaking, and writing holistically in their discussions of such topics as stud

Insider s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1995 1996

Author : Jeff Herman
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No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and interest areas of acquisition editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal. Fully revised to keep on top of the rapidly changing publishing world, this guide includes information on the book acquisition process, literary agents, submission, ghost writing, and more.

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
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American Book Publishing Record

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Words

Author : Paul Dickson
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The Completely Superior Person s Book of Words

Author : Peter Bowler
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'Words are not only tools; they are also weapons.' Peter Bowler's guides, as his thousands of fans worldwide already know, are witty, charming, and clever volumes that introduce weird and wonderful words. Now the three volumes are published in a collected edition for the first time to provide words to help you wriggle out of sticky debates, deal with obnoxious dinner guests and fill in sick leave application forms with panache. A picturesque panoply of words of which neither you nor anyone else has ever heard, Bowler provides not only an expanded range of words themselves, but also a genuine sense how to employ them to devastating effect. The Completely Superior Person's Book of Words is an arsenal of over a thousand sonifacient verbal weapons with which to verbigerate your friends and gorgonise your enemies.

Books in print Supplement Books in print BIP an author title series index Supplement

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Kirkus Reviews

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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Wonderful Words Silent Truth

Author : Charles Simic
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Included in this collection of essays is an autobiographical sketch of the poet's early years in Yugoslavia during World War II

Mercy and Truth

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Buffalo Spirits

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Seeking spiritual rejuvenation, a Chicago journalist returns to her vanished childhood farm in Dodge City, reconnecting with the spirit of Gentle Wind, an Indian girl who lived on the same land a hundred years earlier.

The Welcome Guest

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