The achievement gap is a language gap--and you can bridge it!
Mastering academic language is the "make or break" skill for school success. This much-needed book shows how teachers can scaffold instruction for students who struggle to learn, speakers of non-standard English, and English learners, helping students from all backgrounds to thrive in school. Readers will find:
Among its provocative ideas, the book:
argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness--and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can't see the forest for the trees"--a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them--a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearlyexplains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal geniuscompares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid
With nearly four hundred illustrations selected from a wide array of sources, the book tells the fascinating story of the men and women of the Enlightenment in their search for definition and redefinition of the values of their time. Included are the range of ideas they explored--from coffee-house conversations to astronomy, from voyages of discovery to the investigation of dreams, from the first dictionaries and encyclopedias to new attitudes on marriage and women's rights. Theirs was an enthralling journey that reflected the intellectual revolution that transformed human consciousness.
Set in 1970s San Francisco, Swallow the Ocean is redolent with place. In luminous prose, this memoir paints a most intimate portrait of what might have been a catastrophic childhood had Laura and her sisters not been resilient and determined enough to survive their environment even as they yearned to escape it.
Why do some students struggle to understand and retain information, while other students don't? The answer may well lie in the memory system, which is the root of all learning. In Memory at Work in the Classroom, Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky expertly guide you through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to deepen your understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a sometimes surprising role in memory formation and use.
The memory systems covered in the book are
* Working Memory: the gateway to learning
* Executive Function: the cognitive skills children need to independently orchestrate their memory systems in service to learning
*Semantic Memory: the storehouse of a person's knowledge of the world, including academic concepts, and the part of the memory system most affected by culture
* Episodic Memory: rich, multisensory personal memories of specific events
* Autobiographical Memory: one's sense of self, tied directly to student motivation
Although the techniques described apply to all students, the authors concentrate on explaining the source of struggling students' academic challenges and provide effective strategies for helping students become better learners.
Whether you're a new or a veteran teacher, this book will offer fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and move you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.
The table of contents explains the book, and the process of building a custom motorcycle from scratch: 1. Plan the Build. 2. The Frame. 3. Chassis Components. 4. V-Twin & Transmission. 5. The Sheet Metal. 6. Finance, License & Insure. 7. Hands On - Build A Customized Softail. 8. Hands On - Build a Simple Softail. 9. Hands On - Build a Pro Street Project. 10. A Compendium of Projects.
So for anyone who yearns to build a V-Twin at home, How to Build The Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle remains an essential tool. Learn how to pick the right frame and prep it for painting. How to align the drivetrain, pick and install the sheet metal, and wire the beast so the lights and turn signals work when you take it to the state for that required inspection. Build your own with this timeless how-to book from Wolfgang Publications.
There's nothing better than coming home on a wintry evening to the welcoming aroma of a bubbling stew or comforting soup. Lisa Lemke, author of The Summer Table, now changes seasons and brings her prodigious gifts to more than 75 recipes that showcase wintertime ingredients. Her soul-satisfying dishes range from a savory rye risotto with oyster mushrooms browned in butter to mouthwatering roasts and casseroles to blazingly hot chili, and even good old mac 'n' cheese. To-die-for desserts include an apple toffee, an almond crumble, a fragrant pear pie, and sublime tiramisu. These sensational recipes will assure that everyone you love is warm, happy, and well fed.
"HEMINGWAY IN CUBA" is at once a literary journey for the armchair traveler and a rich companion guide for Hemingway aficionados touring Papa's haunts in Cuba and in neighboring Bimini and Key West. Hilary gives new insight into her uncle's life in Cuba, relating tales of his renowned passion for big game fish, the women who competed for his affection, and the people who came to inhabit stories such "To Have & Have Not, Islands in the Stream.
"In 2002, the Cuban government granted permission to a select group of scholars to examine a cache of Hemingway's papers untouched since his death in 1961. "Hemingway In Cuba" will feature revelations from the never before seen letters, marginalia, and other documents uncovered in the restoration effort at Finca Vigia, Hemingway's home in Cuba.
Experience the joy of grateful living through practical instructions, exercises and essays. Using the STOP, LOOK, GO technique gratefully borrowed from Br David Steindl-Rast, the book offers 32 exercises that explore all aspects of grateful living. From the foundations of gratefulness to being grateful in hard times, this workbook provides the building blocks to a grateful life. In addition there is a Gratitude Journal.
In This Common Secret Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year career on the front lines of the abortion war. Growing up in working class, rural Wisconsin, Wicklund had her own painful abortion at a young age. It was not until she became a doctor that she realized how many women shared her ordeal of an unwanted pregnancy--and how hidden this common experience remains.
This is the story of Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and commuting between clinics in different states--and that requires her to wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are increasingly limited.
Through these intimate, complicated, and inspiring accounts, Wicklund reveals the truth about the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists portray as little more than slaughterhouses for the unborn. As we enter the most fevered political fight over abortion America has ever seen, this raw and powerful memoir shows us what is at stake.