The Art of Styling Sentences

20 Patterns for Success

The Art of Styling Sentences

This long-time favorite among educators has been updated with timely new sentence examples. You'll discover how to recognize twenty basic sentence patterns and comprehend the fundamentals of sentence styling. In learning sentence patterns, you'll also master the conventions of grammar and punctuation, and thus avoid many common errors.

Art of Styling Sentences

Art of Styling Sentences

Shows how to make use of twenty basic sentence patterns, provides advice on varying rhythm to provide interest, and offers updated sample sentences from well-known writers.

On Leadership

Essential Principles for Success

On Leadership

Evaluates the successes and failures of cultural and political leaders during crisis events, explaining how such challenges as apartheid and Hurricane Katrina have reflected both positive and negative examples of leadership. 15,000 first printing.

Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools

Connecting and Communicating

Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools

This text is designed specifically to meet the needs of preservice teachers who have had little experience working in middle-grade classrooms. Three ideas are central: * teaching language arts at the middle level is a complex activity that demands expertise in the use of a variety of strategies, * reading and writing are key processes of language arts study, but so are speaking, listening, and viewing/visually representing, and * teaching the processes of effective communication is crucial, but middle school students must also begin to learn the content of the field--literature, language, and media. Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools gives balanced attention to various teaching strategies, processes, and content, demonstrating how all of these connect to improve students' abilities to communicate. In this text: *Research and theory are summarized and applied to practice *A non-prescriptive approach is integrated with practical information *Debates in the field are acknowledged *Additional reading and research are emphasized *The author's voice and point of view are explicit

Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Spanish for Health Care Professionals

"Fictionalized interviews teach you to deal with ... hospital procedures; includes a health-care bilingual dictionary plus pronunciation guide"--Page [1] of book cover.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Spanish For Health Care Professionals

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Spanish For Health Care Professionals

For health workers serving a growing community. Today, when one in four babies born in the U.S. is Hispanic, it is essential that every hospital administrator, nurse, EMT and doctor have a working knowledge of Spanish. Chapters include vocabulary, phrases, pronunciation for everything from insurance forms to mental health to prenatal care, with additional sections on dentistry and optometry. Essential reference for doctors, nurses, EMT's, nursing home staff, home caregivers, volunteers, hospice nurses and administrators. Perfect size for a lab-coat pocket. Author is an experienced linguist with experience in teaching healthcare-related Spanish courses.

Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia 5e

Fifth Edition

Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia 5e

Long recognized as the supreme reference on world literature, Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia is the single-most complete one-volume encyclopedia available for those with a serious interest in the subject. More than 10,000 entries explore all aspects of literature from around the world: biographies of poets and playwrights, novelists and belletrists; plot synopses and character sketches from important works; historical data on literary schools, movements, terms, and awards; myths and legends; and more. Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition continues to expand on the diversity of today's canon, with greater attention to traditions from around the globe. In particular, this edition brings new focus to the changing landscape of world religion and culture, as well as to accurate reflection of contemporary reexaminations and interpretations, such as those of the Ottomans, Olmecs, and Umayyads. For more than sixty years, William Rose Benét and the editors who succeeded him have upheld the level of quality that distinguished the original Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia. Like its predecessors, this new edition will teach and delight, illuminate and expound, and enrich the pleasure of reading in countless ways.