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The best-known novel by the great Kenyan writer Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.
From the authors of the wildly popular Quinoa Revolution, new recipes using gluten-free supergrains! Grain Power makes it simple to include a variety of delicious gluten-free ancient grains in your everyday meals. Ancient grains are ideal for people with food allergies or gluten intolerances and for those looking for delicious, nutrient-rich grains for a healthy lifestyle. Packed with lots of variety and unique flavors, these recipes feature the popular gluten-free ancient grains amaranth, buckwheat, chia, kaniwa, quinoa, millet, oats, sorghum, and teff. Grain Power is a complete cookbook featuring everything you need to know about cooking these ancient grains, as well as combining them into unique superblends. .
Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1987 Meet Gr?inne: blue-stocking seductress, darling of the media, painfully human yet mysterious as her great namesake, the proud girl-goddess who plunged all Ireland into war and shadow...
It is the story of the decay and disintegration of a typical village in the northwest corner of the Kannada country. It has all the powers and weakness of a growth in nature. Gramayana is literally the story of a village and not of any individual.
If you make a grammatical mistake, you might never know it--but your boss, you teacher, or your client will. And they won't forget it. This easy-to-use handbook contains 101 simple rules that will help make students' writing letter-perfect--without the headache of complicated jargon. Students and other readers of Grammar 101 will find dozens of useful tools and exercises herein, and will learn: · How to notice slips between its and it's; their and they're--and other common mistakes no spell-checker will catch · How fragments, double negatives, and run-on sentences weaken one's writing · The distinctions between lie and lay, sit and set, rise and raise, and other frequently confused words · Why it's easy to eliminate one of the most common mistakes in the English language--the misplaced apostrophe · How to put punch into one's punctuation and grace into one's grammar with the dozens of tools and exercises the this book. The book that gives you well-groomed writing without wasting your time, Grammar 101 deserves a place in your briefcase, bookshelf, or bookbag.
Based on extensive research, Grammar and Beyond ensures that students study accurate information about grammar and apply it in their own speech and writing. Learners study the grammar in a realistic text and through corpus-informed charts and notes. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn to avoid common mistakes, based on a corpus of learner language. Each unit concludes with a 'Grammar for Writing' section, in which students apply the grammar in an extended writing task.
Students learn real-world language. Grammar and Beyond is based on extensive corpus research into the ways that grammar is used in the real world. The series takes this research base and focuses students' attention on the most relevant and accurate information. Students then immediately apply what they have learned in speaking and writing. While the series places special emphasis on grammar for writing, all four skills are covered thoroughly. As students prepare to write, they practice editing common mistakes-based on an extensive collection of student writing. Then, they apply the grammar directly in a writing task, making a clear connection between what they study and how they write.
8th Grade Language Arts textbook
Textbook on grammar and composition for religious schools.
The Grammar and Language Workbook offers sequential language instruction along with extensive drill and practice in grammar, usage, and mechanics. This important tool includes a handbook as well as vocabulary, spelling, and composition lessons.
Positive, practical techniques for achieving a more professional writing style. Here are the "how to" keys of writing--from putting the first words on paper to the final polishing and proofreading. Readers will learn how to edit their writing for improved clarity, cut excess words, use transitional phrases, recognize and correct run-on sentences and overcome procrastination and impulsive writing. Readers will learn how to: * Identify the key components of any well-written business document * Cut excess words and phrases from your writing * Use transitional words and phrases * Avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers and split infinitives * Use commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, and parentheses * Use slash marks, ellipsis marks, quotation marks, italics, and brackets * Recognize and correct run-on sentences * Proofread your writing for clarity of meaning * Overcome the two common writing problems that waste time and money--procrastination and impulsive writing
Teach grammar and punctuation skills sequentially with Grammar and Punctuation series. This book includes 25 rule charts followed by three activity sheets for practicing the rule.
Welcome to a language arts program created for easy reading and instruction. Behind this program is a team of dedicated teachers who care about your success and want to present incremental teaching material in a simple format. This program consists of a series of daily lessons, review sets, and tests that are carefully sequenced to develop a variety of skills and concepts. We include lessons on capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, sentence structure, spelling rules, and correct word usage, all with a focus on improving your writing.
Clearly composed for students as they learn grammar and composition they study the essentials and rules of English in writing, speaking and reading.
Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives your students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammatical structures used by some of the best writers of our times.
Good grammar is essential for effective communication. Yet many of us are plagued by the same nagging question: If I'm so smart why does grammar make me feel so dumb? Grammar For Smart People can help. Here at last, is a lively, user-friendly guide that zeroes in on the areas that give everyone the most trouble, and it does it with an advantage most grammar books lack - a light touch. You won't feel as though you're back in the fifth grade, diagramming sentences and struggling with a grammar textbook filled with dull, unbreakable rules.
* Provides instruction and practice in key Common Core writing genres Supplies lessons for writing narrative, argumentative, and informational responses.<P> * Promotes learning with student-friendly lessons that include succinct explanations, clear examples, and numerous opportunities for practice Builds mastery of grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with rich practice in the context of students' own writing.<P> * Applies grammar and writing skills to real-life writing tasks.<P> * Increases in difficulty, sophistication, and rigor with more lessons, grammar content, and writing expectations grade by grade.<P> * Consistently focuses on the six writing traits.<P> * Is divided into two parts: Part I addresses core writing skills and the writing process and Part II focuses on teaching grammar, usage, and mechanics skills and strategies.
* Provides instruction and practice in key Common Core writing genres. Supplies lessons for writing narrative, argumentative, and informational responses.<P> * Promotes learning with student-friendly lessons that include succinct explanations, clear examples, and numerous opportunities for practice. Builds mastery of grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with rich practice in the context of students' own writing.<P> * Applies grammar and writing skills to real-life writing tasks Increases in difficulty, sophistication, and rigor with more lessons, grammar content, and writing expectations grade by grade.<P> * Consistently focuses on the six writing traits.<P> * Is divided into two parts: Part I addresses core writing skills and the writing process and Part II focuses on teaching grammar, usage, and mechanics skills and strategies.
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As a student, you are constantly being challenged to write correctly and effectively in a variety of subjects. From homework to standardized tests, more and more assignments require that you write in a clear, correct, and interesting way. Grammar for Writing teaches composition and grammar in an effective and appealing way. The first half of the book focuses on Composition and tells you about the important traits of good writing. In this section, you'll learn how to write correct and effective sentences, choose the best words to get your message across, and write strong paragraphs and essays. The second half of the book presents Grammar lessons in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand. You'll learn how grammar is used in everyday writing and how grammar mistakes can lead to funny misinterpretations that you'll want to avoid. Also, every chapter in the book contains a Writing Workshop that shows you how to craft different types of writing, such as stories and how to essays. Writing and grammar are subjects that you use every day. Whether you are writing a paper for class or e-mailing your friend about your weekend, you can express yourself best if you know how to write effectively. Grammar for Writing will help you do that. This program was created with you in mind, and it includes topics that will inspire you and spark your curiosity. While no textbook can make writing easy, Grammar for Writing breaks down the essential steps of writing in a way that makes sense. Throughout the book, there is a Write What You Think feature that helps you develop clear arguments and sharpen your thinking skills. There are also Literary Models that draw examples from popular literature. Exercises are interesting and easy to understand. If you need help, Hint features point you in the right direction and ensure that you get the most out of the practice. The point of Grammar for Writing is to sharpen the way you speak and write. By explaining grammar rules and writing techniques in a simple way, this book will help you become a better writer.
For readers of Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible and Kathleen Norris's The Cloister Walk comes a powerful exploration of the Bible in translation. Aviya Kushner grew up in a Hebrew-speaking family, reading the Bible in the original Hebrew and debating its meaning over the dinner table. She knew much of it by heart--and was therefore surprised when, while getting her MFA at the University of Iowa, she took the novelist Marilynne Robinson's class on the Old Testament and discovered she barely recognized the text she thought she knew so well. From differences in the Ten Commandments to a less ambiguous reading of the creation story to a new emphasis on the topic of slavery, the English translation often felt like another book entirely from the one she had grown up with. Kushner began discussing the experience with Robinson, who became a mentor, and her interest in the differences between the ancient language and the modern one gradually became an obsession. She began what became a ten-year project of reading different versions of the Hebrew Bible in English and traveling the world in the footsteps of the great biblical translators, trying to understand what compelled them to take on a lifetime project that was often considered heretical and in some cases resulted in their deaths. In this eye-opening chronicle, Kushner tells the story of her vibrant relationship to the Bible, and along the way illustrates how the differences in translation affect our understanding of our culture's most important written work. A fascinating look at language and the beliefs we hold most dear, The Grammar of God is also a moving tale about leaving home and returning to it, both literally and through reading.Praise for The Grammar of God "Aviya Kushner has written a passionate, illuminating essay about meaning itself. The Grammar of God is also a unique personal narrative, a family story with the Bible and its languages as central characters."--Robert Pinsky "Kushner is principally interested in the meanings and translations of key Biblical passages, and she pursues this interest with a fierce passion. . . . A paean, in a way, to the rigors and frustrations--and ultimate joys--of trying to comprehend the unfathomable."--Kirkus Reviews "A remarkable and passionately original book of meditation, exegesis, and memoir. The biblical passages are of a piece with stories of Kushner's childhood, her quest to become a writer, and commemoration of her Israeli grandfather, the only one of his German family to escape extinction at the hands of the Nazis. In Kushner's redemptive vision, the Bible in its many translations is a Noah's ark, and her book, too, does a work of saving. When I put it down, I wept."--Rosanna Warren, author of Stained Glass "What a glorious book! From Sarah's laughter to the idea of Jewish law being a dialogue and not a rigid set of rules, this is a book not only to learn from but to savor."--Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love "In this splendid book, each page is a wonder."--Willis Barnstone, author of The Restored New Testament "Kushner reminds us in The Grammar of God that in Hebrew beautiful things are also beautiful words. Her gift as a writer is to take us very near to the text, breathe into it, and give it a new life."--Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the LotusFrom the Hardcover edition.
Many languages include constructions which are sensitive to the expression of polarity: that is, negative polarity items, which cannot occur in affirmative clauses, and positive polarity items, which cannot occur in negatives. The phenomenon of polarity sensitivity has been an important source of evidence for theories about the mental architecture of grammar over the last fifty years, and to many the oddly dysfunctional sensitivities of polarity items have seemed to support a view of grammar as an encapsulated mental module fundamentally unrelated to other aspects of human cognition or communicative behavior. This book draws on insights from cognitive/functional linguistics and formal semantics to argue that, on the contrary, the grammar of sensitivity is grounded in a very general human cognitive ability to form categories and draw inferences based on scalar alternatives, and in the ways this ability is deployed for rhetorical effects in ordinary interpersonal communication.