Language : English
Published : 2016
Pages : 368
Teaching Language in Context
Language is at the heart of the learning process. We learn through language. Our knowledge about the world is constructed in language—the worlds of home and the community, the worlds of school subjects, the worlds of literature, the worlds of the workplace, and so on. It is through language that we interact with others and build our identities. Teachers’ explanations, classroom discussions, assessment of student achievement, and students’ understanding, composition, and evaluation of texts are all mediated through language. In this book, we will be exploring how an explicit understanding of how language works enables students to make informed choices in their use and understanding of texts.
As educators, our job is to make sure that all students have a good command of the language needed to succeed in school and beyond. In order to do this, teachers need to know about language and how it works. This book is intended as an introduction to the language that students encounter in the various curriculum areas as they move through the years of schooling, and it will enable teachers to:
– plan units of work that are sensitive to the language demands placed on students
– design activities with a language focus
– select texts for reading at an appropriate level
– analyse texts to identify relevant language and visual features
– create teaching materials that integrate an awareness of language
– help students to access meanings created through a variety of media (written, spoken, visual, multimodal)
– provide explicit support in developing students’ writing and composing
– assess students’ written work
– extend students’ ability to articulate what they are learning.
Pre-Order (3-4 weeks)
Cambridge English for Schools Practice Tests have been designed to familiarise students with the level and format of the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First (previously known as KET, PET and FCE) for Schools examinations. Students can be assured that they will receive the relevant, up-to-date, appropriate training to successfully undertake these tests. The guidance and tips sections advise students on how to approach each part of the examination and allow them to improve the skills required.
Soo Tan’s APPLIED CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Ninth Edition balances applications, pedagogy, and technology to provide readers with the context they need to stay motivated and interested in the material. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the book uses an intuitive approach that introduces abstract concepts through examples drawn from common, real-life experiences and numerous fields of interest to which readers can relate. Insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily professional activities. Numerous exercises ensure that readers have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. Algebra review notes, keyed to the review chapter Preliminaries, appear where and when readers need them. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
About the Author
Soo T. Tan has published numerous papers in Optimal Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. “One of the most important lessons I learned from my early experience teaching these courses is that many of the students come into these courses with some degree of apprehension. This awareness led to the intuitive approach I have adopted in all of my texts.”
A practical guide to the maintenance and repair of old and historic buildings
Carrying out work in accordance with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s standards and guidelines can be a challenge for professionals charged with the preservation, restoration, and care of historic properties. This book-with-CD package facilitates the process with more than 400 field guidelines for the treatment of historic building structures, systems, and materials. It includes:
- Background and rationale for treatment
- Annotated standards and guidelines
- Step-by-step treatment instructions
- Information on energy conservation and meeting LEED and ADA requirements
The treatment guidelines cover a wide range of issues, from how to replace broken glass in wood and metal windows to preparing historic mortar. Each guideline can be printed out individually from the accompanying CD for easy reference and on-site use.
Well organized and easy to use, Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings is a valuable resource for architects, engineers, facility managers, and related professionals working in the areas of building preservation and restoration.
About the Author
JOHN J. CULLINANE, AIA, is the President of John Cullinane Architect, LLC, an Annapolis, Maryland-based architectural/engineering firm that has undertaken rehabilitation designs for thousands of old and historic buildings across the United States. Since 1993, he has taught historic building maintenance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and preservation planning for the National Preservation Institute. From 1975 to 1992, he was senior architect for the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.