Description : Wilfong the Wizard is set in ancient Atlantis (one hundred years before the fall). One lead character belongs to the Order of Wynot the Wise, one of several groups of practitioners of magick, and is its highest-ranking member. Thanks to a long-standing royal edict against practitioningthe violation of which is punishable by deaththe practitioners must meet in secret. The Order of Wynot must now deal with a new threat. A rogue practitioner vows to destroy the Orderand Wilfongbecause of some slight to his dignity in the past, and it is up to Wilfong to deal with him. Following a number of clues as to the whereabouts of the rogue, the wizard embarks upon a trek through space and time.
Description : Banish boredom once and for all! If your STEM lessons are falling on disinterested ears, mix things up with engaging, brain-based science and math strategies that captivate students’ attention, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate interest. Blending current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math, Almarode and Miller identify six essential “ingredients” in a recipe for student success. You’ll discover: A customizable framework you can use right away Classroom-ready, content-specific attention grabbers Overt and covert strategies to boost behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement Techniques for making relevant connections that maximize retention
Description : Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.
Description : Annotation Naming is an integral building block within data networks and systems. This title details the architectural and economic tools needed for designing naming and discovery schemes within the broader context of internetwork architecture.
Description : This is the ideal book to help prospective teachers improve children's reading and language arts skills and instill in them a genuine and lasting love of reading. The book demonstrates numerous ways to integrate literature into the daily fabric of classroom life. Following a solid grounding in the basics every reading teacher needs, individual chapters explore genres of children's literature and teaching strategies specific to each genre. Then, the authors examine currently accepted effective practices for engaging young readers in hands-on reading in a way that fosters a love of literature that will last a lifetime. Early childhood and elementary education literature and language arts teachers.