How to Read a Word

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-word.
  • ISBN: 9780191650567
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Elizabeth Knowles
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford



Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the routes taken by the words we choose to investigate leads us on fascinating journeys. How to Read a Word, written by the noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, shows us how we might delve into the origins, associations, and evolution of words, and is primarily concerned with the following two points: what questions can be asked about a word? And how can they be answered? Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.

How to Read a Word

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-word.
  • ISBN: 9780199574896
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Elizabeth Knowles
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word? Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? What is its relationship to other words? Noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles answers these questions in How to Read a Word. Chapters on pronunciation, spelling, date of first use, etymology, regional distribution, meaning, and the resources that one can use to research these elements are contained in a book that gives special help to readers attempting to navigate the mass of information that the Internet provides. It is a thought-provoking and practical guide that takes the reader on some fascinating journeys in the world of words. Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.

Word Power Made Easy

  • Filename: word-power-made-easy.
  • ISBN: 9780671741907
  • Release Date: 1991-02-15
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Norman Lewis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Exercises designed to develop vocabulary skills present words together with their pronunciations, definitions and use in sentences

Space Between Words

  • Filename: space-between-words.
  • ISBN: 080474016X
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Paul Saenger
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



Silent reading is now universally accepted as normal; indeed reading aloud to oneself may be interpreted as showing a lack of ability or understanding. Yet reading aloud was usual, indeed unavoidable, throughout antiquity and most of the middle ages. Saenger investigates the origins of the gradual separation of words within a continuous written text and the consequent development of silent reading. He then explores the spread of these practices throughout western Europe, and the eventual domination of silent reading in the late medieval period. A detailed work with substantial notes and appendices for reference.

The Reading Teacher s Word a Day

  • Filename: the-reading-teacher-s-word-a-day.
  • ISBN: 9780787996956
  • Release Date: 2008-04-11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Edward B. Fry, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



From the best-selling author of The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists comes this hands-on reference containing 180 challenging and engaging lessons—one for each day of the school year. The book is designed to expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and help them become excited about the life-long process of learning new words. It can be used equally well for in-class activities, self-study, tutoring, or homeschooling. The lessons contained in this book are perfect for “sponge activities”—five-minute lessons to start off or end each class period—or for a supplementary vocabulary lesson.

25 Read and Write Mini Books That Teach Word Families

  • Filename: 25-read-and-write-mini-books-that-teach-word-families.
  • ISBN: 0439155878
  • Release Date: 2001-04-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Nancy I. Sanders
  • Publisher: Scholastic Professional Books



Rhyming, reproducible storybooks that use a few simple words to help kids practice reading and writing words from 25 key

Read the Word

  • Filename: read-the-word.
  • ISBN: 9781606476338
  • Release Date: 2008-10
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Matthew Tague
  • Publisher: Xulon Press



If you have ever wondered how to get more out of your own reading of scripture, Read the Word provides the help you are looking for. It breaks down the different sections of scripture in a clear and concise format, taking you on a journey that crosses two thousand years. Read the Word guides you in reading the Bible as literature, but also as the supreme truth of life. It helps you discover the riches of God s word by understanding more of the background of each type of biblical writing. Each section of scripture is examined in order to help you understand how it fits into the overall pattern of God s Word. If you want to understand and apply the Bible to your own life, then read this book. Matthew Tague is a follower of Jesus. He is the husband of Kelli and the father of Marli, Thaddeus and Annabelle. He is the pastor of Rancho del Rey Christian Church in San Marcos, California. Matt is a gifted Bible teacher and expositor of scripture. He enjoys helping people understand how the Bible applies to their life today. Matt is passionate about getting modern Christians back to the Word of God as the source of their instruction from God. Matt graduated with a degree in Ministry and Leadership from Vanguard University in Southern California and has studied at Trinity Graduate School and Westminster Seminary in California.

Literacy

  • Filename: literacy.
  • ISBN: 0897891260
  • Release Date: 1987-01-01
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Paulo Freire
  • Publisher: Intellect Books



Discusses the political and social implications of illiteracy, looks at literacy campaigns in other countries, and suggests new approaches to solving the problem

The Word in the World

  • Filename: the-word-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0807855111
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Candy Gunther Brown
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press



The evangelical publishing community has been growing for more than two hundred years. Candy Gunther Brown explores the roots of this far-flung conglomeration of writers, publishers, and readers, from the founding of the Methodist Book Concern in 1789 to the 1880 publication of the runaway best-seller Ben-Hur.

Unleashing the Word

  • Filename: unleashing-the-word.
  • ISBN: 9780310323464
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Max McLean
  • Publisher: Zondervan



Modern society is awash in words. An auditory tidal wave cascades from our televisions, radios, media players, and the Internet. Today’s distracted worshippers often feel spiritually shortchanged when the Scriptures are spoken without passion and power. This lively and encouraging resource is the collaboration of a gifted Bible narrator and a mentor to church leaders. In it they show how churches can train their own teams of Scripture readers. These laypeople can—with enthusiasm, conviction, and passion—”unleash the Word of God,” and prepare hearts to receive the message. Spoken well, the Word of God opens and penetrates the listener’s heart. Simple, straightforward, and culturally relevant, this unique book provides the necessary tools to teach you how to read the Bible aloud, in a way that communicates its life-changing power!

Making Words Stick

  • Filename: making-words-stick.
  • ISBN: 9781551381749
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Author: Kellie Buis
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited



Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task— building a strong literacy foundation. Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1 to 8 classroom. It demonstrates how to: create a positive, student–centered environment for the concept-based, multi-layered learning of words; teach vocabulary during shared reading, guided reading, and independent center time; incorporate visual displays of read aloud/picture study vocabulary to develop important conceptual knowledge; introduce think-and-search prompts and stretch charts to expand word knowledge during shared reading; build reading and writing independence with a wealth of fun small-group, and word-play challenges. From the role of semantics and syntax to original classroom-tested activities, this imaginative guide helps you give your students the lifelong gift of words and language.

How to Read a Book

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-book.
  • ISBN: 1439144834
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How to Read a Film

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-film.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015011591644
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 533
  • Author: James Monaco
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press



Now thoroughly revised and updated, the book discusses recent breakthroughs in media technology, including such exciting advances as video discs and cassettes, two-way television, satellites, cable and much more.

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading

  • Filename: the-ordinary-parent-s-guide-to-teaching-reading.
  • ISBN: 0972860312
  • Release Date: 2004-09-28
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Jessie Wise
  • Publisher: Peace Hill Press



An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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