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The Committee and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families convened in September a workshop to discuss ways to foster greater collaboration and sharing of information among principal investigators of several longitudinal surveys of children. Among many topics discussed were issues of coverage and balance of content, sampling design and weighting, measurement and analysis, field operations, legitimation and retention of cases, data disclosure and dissemination, and resources available for longitudinal studies. The workshop was sponsored by the National Institute on Justice.
Dressing for winter play involves many layers: longjohns, pants, mittens, coat, etc. Once warmly dressed, the main character finds fun in the wintry weather. The day finishes with a sip of hot chocolate before snuggling down to sleep.
This is a classic Thornton Burgess animal story. Longlegs loses his patience as his breakfast is snatched away just as he's about to catch it. His son is caught in an old trap, and Peter Rabbit tries to decide how to help. Peter ends up taking the run of his life as he tries to avoid becoming Reddy Fox's dinner. In the process, everyone learns at least one lesson, and there are many good laughs.
Responding to major shifts in literary studies, this was the first collection to pay attention to the contexts within which literature is produced, even as it broadened the scope of that literature to embrace the full diversity of the British Isles.
This anthology comprises one third of a trio of textbooks for use in British literature courses. Poetry, prose, and drama are presented in a way intended to bring out the works' cultural contexts and aesthetic power. A significant number of political and philosophical essays are included alongside works standardly defined as literature. Believing visual context to be important as well, the editors have added color plates and black-and-white color illustrations of artistic and cultural images from the same period. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For use in British lit classes, this volume explores writers such as Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, Rebecca West, William Butler Yeats, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Salman Rushdie, and many more.
Essays and commentaries on the amateur detective, the private investigator, and the police along with excerpts. Includes a list of annual awards for mystery fiction and a bibliography of critical essays and commentaries.
Contents of this book include: The ancient world; The medieval era; The early modern period; The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; The nineteenth century; The twentieth century, etc.
The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume B offers a fresh and highly teachable presentation of the varieties of world literature from the medieval era.
The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume C offers a fresh and highly teachable presentation of the varieties of world literature from the early modern period.
Longman Keystone is a multi-level program designed for English learners and struggling readers whose academic achievement is two or more years below grade level. Through explicit, intensive, and focused instruction that accelerates students' language acquisition, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and oral and written communication skills, students will quickly begin achieving academic success and be better prepared to transition to mainstream coursework across the curriculum. Longman Keystone blends rigorous, research-based reading and language skills instruction together with a balance of content-area readings and age-appropriate, high-interest literature. In addition, this series incorporates the focused and purposeful instructional principles of Understanding by Design, which allow students to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of skills through multiple formal and informal assessment opportunities. Through this process, students will be equipped with the key transferable academic skills necessary for lifelong success. For more information about Longman Keystone, including sample units and correlations, please visit http: //www. longmanschool. com
Longman Science prepares students in grades 6-12 for success in a standards-based science program with a broad overview of life, earth, and physical science. All activities are specifically geared to students in the early stages of English language acquisition, and help build content knowledge, skills, and learning strategies. Special offer: Take advantage of our special offer: get the Longman Science Student Book and Workbook for only$44. 95. That's 25% off the regular price of these two books combined. Click here for details. Features For beginning to high beginning English language learners. "Getting Started" unit introduces concepts of science, safety, and the scientific method. Reading strategies are explicitly taught and modeled throughout the readings. Science skills, such as using and interpreting visuals, charts, and graphs are taught and recycled throughout each lesson. Unit Review provides additional practice, extension projects, further reading, and a Unit Experiment. Vocabulary building activities and glossaries help students access and build mastery of the content.
Clear, step-by-step writing instruction, ample annotated student essays, and extensive practice opportunities for writing have made The Longman Writer one of the most successful methods-of-development guides for college writing. Created by the authors of the best-selling Longman Reader, the text draws on decades of teaching experience to integrate the best of the "product" and "process" approaches to writing. Its particular strengths include an emphasis on the reading-writing connection, a focus on invention and revision, attention to the fact that patterns blend in actual writing, and an abundance of class-tested activities and assignments--more than 350 in all.
Jonah Longshadow had never walked an easy road. Now the hands of destiny had yanked him from a white man's prison and set him down on a hardscrabble farm, paired with a woman whose quiet courage and gentle kindness filled him with dreams that a man like him had no business dreaming.....Two dollars' worth of trouble-that's what Carrie Adams had probably bought herself when she paid Jonah Longshadow's freedom. But she needed strong hands to help her tend her land, and this mountain of a man seemed made to order. The only thing she hadn't counted on was her heart entering into the bargain.
Longshore Soldiers chronicles the wartime experiences of port battalion veterans, part of the US Army's Transportation Corps, responsible for ensuring military were delivered to the front line. The author, Andrew Brozyna, traces the stories of the veterans from training in the US, to supplying the beaches of Normandy, dock work in Antwerp, supply for the British at El Alamein and finally to deactivation. Longshore Soldiers offers a compelling narrative, packed with first-hand accounts and personal histories, of an overlooked aspect of the Second World War. The author examines the logistics of the European theatre and how these veterans kept the Allied armies moving as they marched into the Reich.
Lance Allred was probably the last person you'd expect to make it in professional sports. Not only did he grow up on a polygamist commune in Montana, he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If those hurdles to the NBA don't seem large enough, Lance is also deaf. Self-deprecating, witty, and wholly original, Longshot is the unlikely story of an unlikely athlete, who despite these factors and a lot of setbacks along the way, finally realized his dream of playing in the NBA, becoming the first legally deaf player in the league. Lance refused to let others' expectations hinder his dreams, and his refreshing sense of humor about his disability allowed him to face these setbacks without giving up. From his childhood on the commune where he was "Mormon royalty" (his grandfather was prophet Rulon Allred of the fundamentalist sect) to his first time picking up a basketball (eighth grade), to his clumsy efforts to build his skills while growing into his 6' 11" frame, Longshot is a riveting account of a young man finding his purpose and letting the love of the game drive him toward his ultimate goal. Going inside the competitive world of collegiate basketball and the strange experience of playing professionally in Europe, with paychecks that never arrive and a knee injury Lance's team didn't want to cover, Longshot recounts the moment when Lance hit rock bottom. When he came back to the United States for surgery, Lance was prepared to let go of his basketball dreams and become a high school history teacher like his dad. But luckily he had an agent who didn't want to see Lance's dream die, and who found him a deal with the Idaho Stampede, an NBA Development League team in Boise. Although it was paltry pay, it was the last resort. And Lance slowly began to be noticed. Revealing the resilient heart of a young man who truly believes that it's not about failure or success but about being willing to try, Longshot is a Rudy story for a new generation, a tale of inspiration, dedication, and the power of a dream.
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