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Systematic Word Study for Grades 4–6: An Easy Weekly Routine for Teaching Hundreds of New Words to Develop Strong Readers, Writers, and Spellers
$11.77
Description
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that engage students in word study and help them develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce syllabication, prefixes and suffixes, commonly misspelled words, parts of speech, and more. Students also explore multiple-meaning words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, interesting etymologies, and word relationships. A great way to meet common core and state standards for word recognition and fluency! For use with Grades 4-6.
ISBN
9780545241618
By
Sigmon, Cheryl
Publisher
Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
684939
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Making Sense of History: Using High-Quality Literature and Hands-On Experiences to Build Content Knowledge (Theory and Practice)
$4.99
Description
For teachers interested in building reading skills and content knowledge simultaneously, this book is for them. Myra Zarnowski breaks the mold on traditional instruction by providing guidelines for building students' understanding of and excitement for history. She demonstrates how to use high-quality literature and hands-on experiences to help students not only grasp the facts, but make sense of the facts. Loaded with book lists, step-by-step study units, and the work of real students, this book is just what teachers need to get students thinking, learning, and caring about the people and events of the past. For use with Grades 3 & Up.
ISBN
9780439667555
By
Zarnowski, Myra
Publisher
Theory and Practice
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
684846
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A
Technology-Rich Learning Environments: A Future Perspective
$36.11
Description
The proliferation of information and communication technology tools in recent years has led many educators to revise the way they teach and structure their learning environments. The growth of technology applications in teaching and training is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a significant part of today's educational scene.This book presents research and case studies to explain how these technology-rich learning environments can be structured and positive results can be achieved. The authors, based on their extensive research data present the pedagogical and organizational implications of technology-rich learning environments and, more importantly, they provide practical models, ideas and exemplars for educators to actualize the full potential of technology in the future.
ISBN
9789812384362
By
Fisher, Darrell
Publisher
World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
572570
Location
C
Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture
$5.33
Description

Practical ideas for teaching students the skills they need to really learn

This vital teachers' resource answers such questions as "Can intelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shape student learning? How can I make learning 'stick' for my students?" Drawing from theory and research in learning, this book offers clear, practical guidance along with inspirational ideas to show how teachers can enable students to gain both the cognitive competence and confidence needed to succeed academically.

  • Offers techniques for students to develop their reading, writing, and math abilities
  • Provides suggestions for helping students build perseverance and diligent work habits
  • Helps cultivate students' reasoning skills for problem solving
  • Includes ideas for teachers to improve their students' verbal and written skills
  • The book applies to any and all learners, including special needs students, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities, and examples from across the curricula.

    ISBN
    9780470343524
    By
    Hopkins, Kathleen R
    Publisher
    Jossey-Bass
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103168
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    A
    Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
    $4.99
    Description
    Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.
    ISBN
    9780805210613
    By
    Lillard, Paula Polk
    Publisher
    Schocken
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    493019
    Location
    C
    Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education
    $5.87
    Description
    New in Paperback! Make learning more meaningful by teaching the "whole game"

    David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning and co-director of Harvard's Project Zero, introduces a practical and research-based framework for teaching. He describes how teaching any subject at any level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the "whole game," rather than isolated pieces of a discipline. Perkins explains how learning academic subjects should be approached like learning baseball or any game, and he demonstrates this with seven principles for making learning whole: from making the game worth playing (emphasizing the importance of motivation to sustained learning), to working on the hard parts (the importance of thoughtful practice), to learning how to learn (developing self-managed learners).

  • Vividly explains how to organize learning in ways that allow people to do important things with what they know
  • Offers guidelines for transforming education to prepare our youth for success in a rapidly changing world
  • Filled with real-world, illustrative examples of the seven principles
  • At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes "Wonders of Learning," a summary of the key ideas.

    ISBN
    9780470384527
    By
    Perkins, David
    Publisher
    Jossey-Bass
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120685
    Location
    L
    Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780226493541
    By
    Lortie, Dan
    Publisher
    University Of Chicago Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1119516
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    B
    The DISCIPLINE OF HOPE: LEARNING FROM A LIFETIME OF TEACHING
    $6.37
    Description
    It has been thirty years since Herbert Kohl taught the sixth-grade Harlem class he wrote about in his classic "36 Children". He has been teaching ever since, in kindergarten through graduate school, as he has pursued his lifelong work with children, adolescents, college-age students, and education professionals. In "The Discipline of Hope", Kohl examines teaching as a vocation and as a skill, and examines his own love affair with it. He provides insight into how learning takes place in the widest range of circumstances, both in and out of a formal school setting. He demonstrates how schools and other centers of learning can be transformed so that they become places that nurture children while instilling discipline and how they can help students meet high academic standards, develop a sense of respect for themselves and others, and grow into successful adults.

    "The Discipline of Hope" is grounded in the relationship between teacher and student; it dwells on the mutuality between the two as they teach each other. Kohl illustrates the knowledge, wisdom, techniques, and ideas that he has gathered from a lifetime of teaching by describing his real experiences in the classrooms and the schools he has worked in. These have ranged from an urban elementary school and an integrated public school kindergarten, to an experimental high school, to one-on-one reading tutorials; from a city storefront learning center to a rural education center and a college classroom. What emerges from Kohl's concrete description is a picture of how the process of education can be done well; how children, even in the most unlikely circumstances with the most difficult lives, can learn, and how they can themselves develop an active concern for justice and equity.

    Central to this book and at the core of the act of teaching as Kohl describes it is what he calls "the discipline of hope"-- the stubborn refusal to accept limits on what students can learn or what teachers can do by helping them discover the power of their minds. At a time when so many are complacent or skeptical about the possibilities of education, this book, with the experiences it describes, of teacher and taught, is an affirmation that provides guideposts, insight, and wisdom.

    ISBN
    9780684814124
    By
    Kohl, Herbert R
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1119140
    Location
    B
    Readings on Language and Literacy: Essays in Honor of Jeanne Chall
    $7.18
    Description
    Reports from colleagues and former students who honor Dr. Chall.
    ISBN
    9781571290397
    Publisher
    Brookline Books/Lumen Editions
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1119053
    Location
    B
    The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale (Selected Tales from Chaucer)
    $4.99
    Description
    A well-established and respected series. Texts are in the original Middle English, and each has an introduction, detailed notes and a glossary. Selected titles are also available as CD recordings.
    ISBN
    9780521468183
    By
    Chaucer, Geoffrey
    Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1118639
    Location
    B
    Beyond the Textbook: Teaching History Using Documents and Primary Sources
    $10.70
    Description

    Beyond the Textbook is a chronicle of what happened when several "interesting ideas" about teaching and learning history were put to the test in Providence, Rhode Island, public schools. Here, diverse mainstream students used documents and primary sources to actually construct history, acting as historians and drawing their own conclusions about the past.

    Instead of offering a single model for teachers to copy, Beyond the Textbook presents nuanced illustrations of what "student historian theory" looks like in action. Included are accounts of actual classroom lessons; discussion topics; sample handouts and primary sources; and excerpts from students' writings. There are also frank recollections of the brainstorming, collaborative teaching, curriculum development, and evaluation that Kobrin and his colleagues did--as well as feedback from their students.

    Though Kobrin's case studies reflect the experiences of history and social studies classes in grades seven through twelve, the issues raised will resonate with all educators: How much do textbooks dictate the curriculum? What is needed to involve students in their school work? How are higher-level thinking skills mastered? How do professional teachers continue to develop their skills? Beyond the Textbook does not offer facile, open and-shut answers. Rather, it opens various windows revealing the possibilities.

    ISBN
    9780435088804
    By
    Kobrin, David
    Publisher
    Heinemann
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1108417
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    F
    Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author: A Fresh and Expanded View of a Powerful Approach (Theory and Practice)
    $5.87
    Description
    In this fully revised and expanded edition of a classic, Isabel L Beck and Margaret G. McKeown share their new findings on Questioning the Author, the approach that galvanized the research field to look at comprehension instruction in a new way. What's the big idea? What is the author telling us now? That's what the author says, but what does the author mean? By using queries such as these during reading, at strategic points in a text, students learn how to build meaning and consider and converse with an author's ideas. These queries help focus discussions on important understandings. They also embolden struggling readers to work through the ideas in a text rather than skim over them. The book includes how-to's on planning and orchestrating the Questioning the Author approach as well as a practical trouble-shooting guide based on classroom transcripts of 25 common challenges to discussion. For use with Grades 3-8.
    ISBN
    9780439817301
    By
    McKeown, Margaret G
    Publisher
    Scholastic
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1108128
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    L
    Secondary Lenses on Learning Participant Book: Team Leadership for Mathematics in Middle and High Schools
    $6.29
    Description
    Part of the Secondary Lenses on Learning program, this participant book guides math leaders in examining leadership tasks and responsibilities that contribute to an effective mathematics program and authentic reform.
    ISBN
    9781412972802
    Publisher
    Corwin
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103390
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    L
    Math in Focus: Singapore Math 1A, Student Edition
    $5.87
    ISBN
    9780547875828
    Publisher
    Marshall Cavendish Education
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103373
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    L
    Teaching Film (Options for Teaching)
    $16.36
    Description

    Film studies has been a part of higher education curricula in the United States almost since the development of the medium. Although the study of film is dispersed across a range of academic departments, programs, and scholarly organizations, film studies has come to be recognized as a field in its own right. In an era when teaching and scholarship are increasingly interdisciplinary, film studies continues to expand and thrive, attracting new scholars and fresh ideas, direction, and research.

    Given the dynamism of the field, experienced and beginning instructors alike need resources for bringing the study of film into the classroom. This volume will help instructors conceptualize contemporary film studies in pedagogical terms. The first part of the volume features essays on theory and on representation, including gender, race, and sexuality. Contributors then examine the geographies of cinema and offer practical suggestions for structuring courses on national, regional, and transnational film. Several essays focus on interdisciplinary approaches, while others describe courses designed around genre (film noir, the musical), mode (animation, documentary, avant-garde film), or the formal elements of film, such as sound, music, and mise-en-scène. The volume closes with a section on film and media in the digital age, in which contributors discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by access to resources, media convergence, and technological developments in the field.

    ISBN
    9781603291156
    Publisher
    Modern Language Association of America
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1103296
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    L
    Just the Facts: America's Documents of Freedom
    $21.59
    SKU
    0743452341320
    Publisher
    Goldhill Home Media
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Very light wear to disc. Case and artwork included but clearly used; may not include online digital copy. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    564941
    Location
    E1
    The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Concise (v. 1&2)
    $6.74
    Description
    Like its corresponding full-size version, The Enduring Vision, Concise, features an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The Enduring Vision was the first U.S. history survey text to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, and is also known for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment. Relative to the Complete Edition, the Fifth Edition of The Enduring Vision, Concise, represents a 40 percent reduction in length. The full-color format offers the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of the full-length Enduring Vision at a fraction of the cost.
    ISBN
    9780618473823
    By
    Boyer
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    709298
    Location
    A
    Interactive Modeling: A Powerful Technique for Teaching Children
    $19.00
    Description
    Take your teaching to a new level. Use Interactive Modeling to teach academic and social skills, routines, transitions, use of materials - any behavior, skill, or routine that needs to be done in a specific way. When teachers use this technique, children quickly learn exactly what to do, and they remember better. You'll spend less time reteaching, and your students will spend more time learning.

    Specialist teachers, parents, coaches, and any other adults who work with children can adapt and use this technique.

    This book includes sample lessons, scripts, a planning guide, and a summary of research on the principles behind Interactive Modeling.

    ISBN
    9781892989536
    By
    Wilson, Margaret B
    Publisher
    Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    774721
    Location
    L
    Critical Literacy and Writer's Workshop: Bringing Purpose and Passion to Student Writing
    $4.99
    Description
    Exploring how by incorporating critical literacy into writer's workshops you can take students' writing to the next level, Heffernan reveals details of a yearlong project that changed the type of writing that third-grade students produced as they learned to bridge their personal lives and social issues through social-narrative writing.
    ISBN
    9780872075412
    By
    Heffernan, Lee
    Publisher
    Intl Literacy Assn
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708582
    Location
    B
    Calculus: Single Variable
    $6.74
    Description
    Now in its fourth edition, Calculus reflects the strong consensus within the mathematics community for a balance between contemporary and traditional ideas. Building on previous work, it brings together the best of both new and traditional curricula in an effort to meet the needs of instructors and students alike. The text exhibits the same strengths from earlier editions including the Rule of Four, an emphasis on modeling, exposition that is easy to understand, and a flexible approach to technology.
    ISBN
    9780471484813
    By
    Lock, Patti Frazer
    Publisher
    Wiley
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    743000
    Location
    L
    Make It Real: Strategies for Success with Informational Texts
    $5.87
    Description

    Feeding students a steady diet of fiction is all too common in the classroom. Yet informational literacy is critical to success in school and beyond. In Make It Real, Linda Hoyt provides a practical, classroom-friendly guide to unlocking the treasures of informational text. What's more, she demonstrates that reading and writing nonfiction can overcome the gender gap, allowing girls and boys to share interests in any subject from bugs and magnets to gardens and cake baking.

    Hoyt explains the use of a range of instructional strategies, including shared and guided reading and writing, to help students understand and use nonfiction material to answer questions about the world around them. She shows teachers how to make texts more attainable, scaffold vocabulary, and deal with content-specific words. Her simple suggestions help you get started and maintain your course: having students write about the visuals in their texts, infusing informational texts into guided reading, then using these texts to teach reading strategies. For further help, she includes throughout her book:

  • teaching points
  • reading strategies
  • writing exercises
  • checklists, plans, reading logs, and other forms
  • vignettes from teachers across the country to serve as real-life models.
  • Do a better job linking up the curriculum. Teach skills and strategies applicable across content areas. See students' natural curiosities aroused. Take the tips from Make It Real, teach informational text, and hear comments like one from an enthusiastic first grader, "We're learning about the world and learning how to read, too!"

    ISBN
    9780325005379
    By
    Hoyt, Linda
    Publisher
    Heinemann
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742957
    Location
    L
    Teach More and Discipline Less: Preventing Problem Behaviors in the K-6 Classroom
    $11.14
    Description
    Drawing on the wisdom of master teachers and her own extensive classroom experience, Reider explains how to empower students while establishing an "invisible" authority in the classroom.
    ISBN
    9780761988939
    By
    Reider, Barbara
    Publisher
    Corwin
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741273
    Location
    D
    Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness
    $10.86
    Description

    Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness approaches life as a laboratory for practicing mindfulness as a way of being--from the heart, in presence and as a teacher. When this is magnified for teachers it becomes a mindfulness-based teaching approach. This approach is exemplified in ten real-life classroom vignettes through the lens of a Mindful Teacher Lesson Design. This practical design can be adapted to any subject, curriculum or school setting.

    Each chapter begins with a mindfulness practice because, above all, mindfulness is heart-centered and Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulnessinvites teachers into its warm-hearted nature. In the West wisdom is thought to rest in the mind, which is considered to be in the head. While in India, where the author has lived many years, the seat of wisdom is considered to be in the heart rather than the head. In Sanskrit, the word describing the energy of the heart is anahata--literally, "unstuck." For at the very heart of our lives, including typical teaching days, beyond limiting thoughts and emotions, there is an inner dwelling of the heart. It brings with it a feeling of expansion that is always unstuck, always whole. The practice of mindfulness cultivates this unfolding process. By teaching from the heart of mindfulness, teachers--and, by direct consequence, their students--are welcomed into this spaciousness of heart.In touching our student's lives from this warm-hearted core of who we are, we become true peacemakers.

    ISBN
    9780996087278
    By
    Alderfer, Lauren
    Publisher
    Green Writers Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    703504
    Location
    C
    Classics in the Classroom: Using Great Literature to Teach Writing
    $9.73
    Description
    Classics in the Classroom presents practical ways to use great literature to inspire imaginative writing by young people and others. The great literature discussed in this volume includes myths, epics, lyric poems, plays, stories, and novels, from ancient Sumeria, Greece, Rome, and Persia, and from Europe, Japan, Africa, and the United States. Authors presented include Homer, Sappho, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, Rumi, Shakespeare, Basho, Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, Kleist, Twain, and Hesse. Also discussed are works such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Bible, and Beowulf. The 19 informal essays in this book offer useful ideas and approaches taken directly from the contributors' own teaching experience.
    ISBN
    9780915924585
    Publisher
    Teachers & Writers Collaborative
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120414
    Location
    D
    Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
    $4.99
    Description
    Among Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble performance. Three generations of legendary leading actors, many of whom first assembled for the Oscar-winning film "Henry" V, gather here to perform the rarely heard complete version of the play. This clear, subtly nuanced, stunning dramatization, presented by The Renaissance Theatre Company in association with "Bbc" Broadcasting, features such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and Christopher Ravenscroft. It combines a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent Shakespearen classic vividly to life. Revealing new riches with each listening, this production of "Hamlet" is an invaluable aid for students, teachers and all true lovers of Shakespeare -- a recording to be treasured for decades to come.
    ISBN
    9780521434942
    By
    Shakespeare, William
    Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124669
    Location
    B