The Big Book of Ready-To-Go Writing Lessons

50 Engaging Activities With Graphic Organizers That Teach Kids How to Tell a Story, Convey Information, Describe, Persuade, & More!
Author: Marcia Miller,Martin Lee
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9780439077477
Category: Education
Page: 128
View: 7042
Help students gain writing confidence with this comprehensive collection of easy, super-engaging lessons that invite them to describe a dream, write a mystery story, create a movie review, compose a business letter, and so many more! Everything you need is here: Complete how-to's, quick mini-lessons, pre-writing graphic organizers, and reproducible assessment forms. A great way to prepare kids to shine on the standardized tests! For use with Grades 3-6.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)
Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695682
Category: Social Science
Page: 1160
View: 6870
A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

The One Hour China Consumer Book

Five Short Stories That Explain the Brutal Fight for One Billion Consumers
Author: Jeffrey Towson,Jonathan Woetzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991445042
Page: N.A
View: 8880
Following the success of their best-selling One Hour China Book, Peking University Professors Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson are back to explain the rise of Chinese consumers.In this one hour "speed read", the authors argue:1) China is now the world's most complicated consumer market. The complexity of Chinese consumers is increasing exponentially with wealth.2) The importance of China's rising consumers is matched only by the brutality of the fight for them. The competition is brutal and there are far more corpses than winners. 3) The State still ultimately creates most of the winners.The authors explain all this through five short stories. They detail the successes and failures of Carlsberg, KFC, Christie's, the NBA and others in hyper-competition consumer China. Ultimately, this book is about how Chinese consumers are finally becoming wealthy and how Western companies are finally learning to live with communism. A few take-aways from the book:- Young Chinese are the big-spending, emotional Chinese consumers the entire world has been waiting for.- State-Owned Enterprises can compete and win in purely commercial industries.- Food scandals are good in the long-term for KFC and McDonalds.- Elderly Chinese are not the attractive demographic everyone thinks they are.- The NBA China doesn't need another Yao Ming. - You can win big if you get to Chinese consumers AND the government. State capitalism can be exceptionally profitable.- Western China, the country's big backyard, is the last great battleground for multinationals. And Carlsberg beer is the first clear winner.- Almost any Chinese consumer can act affluent some of the time. Something that is particularly confusing for Christie's and Sotheby's.- One consumer demographic everyone should care about is China's working moms.

The Method of Levels

How to Do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way
Author: Timothy A. Carey
Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ
ISBN: 0974015547
Category: Psychology
Page: 178
View: 9382
Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

Resources in Education

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 6029

Creating Stories That Connect

A Pastor's Guide to Storytelling
Author: D. Bruce Seymour
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825494435
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 9142
This innovative book helps pastors and teachers enhance their teaching with original, audience appropriate stories--the way Jesus did! Bruce Seymour explains how such stories work, when to use them, and how to create them.

Belly Buttons, Dinosaurs, and Evolution

A Look at Science and the Sacred Stories in Genesis 1-11
Author: Stephen J. Kelly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477113487
Category: Religion
Page: 109
View: 7812
Belly Buttons, Dinosaurs, and Evolution explains the sacred stories in Genesis 1-11 in light of the science of evolution and the history of the stories in Genesis 1-11. The world of science and the world of faith use different criteria in their disciplines, yet properly understood, young people need not be in conflict with what they are learning in school and learning from their faith communities.

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club

Author: Christopher B. Teuton
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837490
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 264
View: 8681
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years. Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.

The Gospel Unleashed

Author: Dan Bouchelle
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899004938
Category: Bible
Page: 103
View: 6107
The Acts of the Apostles, or the Gospel of Luke Volume II, is the continuation of Jesus' story. Luke tells us how Jesus' story continues through His church. Jesus is just as active in Acts as He was in Luke. However, this time He is working through His disciples who have His Holy Spirit.

Stories, Time and Again

A Program Guide for Schools and Libraries
Author: Jan Irving,Joni Giarratano
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089985
Category: Education
Page: 197
View: 5148
Presents ideas for creative, book-based children's programs, and includes such teaching aids as materials lists, reproducible illustrations, and an annotated list of relevant picture books.

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Author: Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915167
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
View: 6236
**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal** This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc. In it, Tran—Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian and an active member of the Vietnamese-American community—recounts cherished folktales such as "The Story of Tam and Cam" (the Vietnamese version of Cinderella), "The Jade Rabbit," and "The Legend of the Mai Flower." With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed—as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories will keep Vietnam's folktales alive for them and the legions of young readers who enjoy multicultural children's books and stories set in faraway lands. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories..

Stories of Life in the Workplace

An Open Architecture for Organizational Narratology
Author: Larry D. Browning,G. H. Morris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0805858903
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
View: 4586
Addressing both renowned theories and standard applications, Stories of Life in the Workplace explains how stories affect human practices and organizational life. Authors explore how we experience, interpret, and personalize narrative stories in our everyday lives, and how these communicative acts impact our social aims and interactions. In pushing the boundaries of how we perceive narrative and organization, the authors include stories that are broadly applicable across all concepts and experiences. With a perception of narrative and its organizational application, chapters focus on areas such as pedagogy, therapy, project management, strategic planning, public communication, and organizational culture. [This volume] shows how individuality, developing culture, and the psychology of the self are constructed with language--and how the acceptance of one's self is accomplished by reaffirming and rearranging one's story.--Provided by publisher.

Latter Days of the Law

Images of Chinese Buddhism, 850 - 1850 ; [exhibition, August 27 - October 9 1994 ...]
Author: Patricia Ann Berger,Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art,Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824816629
Category: Art
Page: 481
View: 7345

Wise sayings: and stories to explain them, by M.H.

Author: Matilda Horsburgh
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7624

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories

Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439098434
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 6006
Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing.

The Titanic in Print and on Screen

An Annotated Guide to Books, Films, Television Shows and Other Media
Author: D. Brian Anderson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476606471
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 190
View: 4063
Titanic scholars contend that the demise of “the unsinkable ship” left more behind than a memory of April 15, 1912, as an important point in history. Through books, films, stories, and songs, the archetypal shipwreck has endured as a metaphor for the perils of mankind’s hubris and the fallibility of technology. In 1985, the discovery of the long-missing wreckage two miles below the surface of the Atlantic revitalized interest in the Titanic and spawned a new generation of books, films, and, for the first time, websites, and computer games. James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic became the biggest movie of all time and engendered still greater popular interest in the tragic event. This bibliography is a survey of the immense volume of literary, dramatic, and commercial endeavors that came out of history’s most compelling shipwreck. Organized by genre in accessible categories and short entries, the book includes Titanic-inspired documentaries, narrative films, children’s books, histories, short stories, novels, plays, articles, essays, software, websites, poems, and songs. Each entry includes a brief review, bibliographic information, and the technical details of the specific source. The reviews include subjective analysis designed to reflect the usefulness of the source and to be of benefit to researchers and scholars. Five appendices include lists of the actors appearing in more than one Titanic film, brief film and television appearances of the Titanic, films never or not yet released, books that survived the wreck, and books written by passengers.

Cultural Studies

A Practical Introduction
Author: Michael Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320657
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 7198
This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter Teaches cultural analysis through practical examples and application Gives students across disciplines the tools to become practitioners of Cultural Studies and active cultural analysts The perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies Anthology (2008)


Author: Lynne Gibson
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435336356
Category: Christianity
Page: 62
View: 3398
Modern World Religions is a series that balances learning about religions with learning from religions. The series covers the five major modern faiths: Christianity Islam Judaism Buddhism Hinduism.

Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research

An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction
Author: Zoltán J. Ács,David B. Audretsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387245197
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 556
View: 8751
Softcover version of the successful Handbook which sold over 500 copies world wide. Brings together leading scholars from a broad spectrum of fields such as management, finance, economics, sociology and psychology. Provides an overview of what the issues are for entrepreneurship when viewed through the lens provided by each of the above mentioned academic disciplines.

Thinking about God and Morality

Author: Marianne Fleming,David Worden
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435307134
Category: Ethics
Page: 144
View: 313
This book offers the most comprehensive match to the AQA B (option one) specification. Each book focuses on only one option, so students can be confident tthey aren't studying any redundant material and they're fully prepared for the exam ahead.