Letters for the Literate

I was really happy to find a description of the follow-up letter in Donna's student
handbook. I have a feeling this might be a rara avis in the business world. Too
many individuals have minimal personal standards, do not feel any need to go
the ...

Author: Mary Ellen Goodenberger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595223176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 172


The volume purports to be a book of writing examples. Even more important, it is a book about love: man and wife, parent and child, sibling and sibling, grandparent and grandchild, family member and family member, friend and friend, teacher and student, citizen and state. Both the writing and the relationships are worthy of your investigation.

A Literate Passion

A “lyrical, impassioned” document of the intimate relationship between the two authors that was first disclosed in Henry and June (Booklist).

Author: Anaïs Nin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547541501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 356


A “lyrical, impassioned” document of the intimate relationship between the two authors that was first disclosed in Henry and June (Booklist). This exchange of letters between the two controversial writers—Anaïs Nin, renowned for her candid and personal diaries, and Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer—paints a portrait of more than two decades in their complex relationship as it moves through periods of passion, friendship, estrangement, and reconciliation. “The letters may disturb some with their intimacy, but they will impress others with their fragrant expression of devotion to art.” —Booklist “A portrait of Miller and Nin more rounded than any previously provided by critics, friends, and biographers.” —Chicago Tribune Edited and with an introduction by Gunther Stuhlmann

The Anguish of Displacement

This book constitutes a counternarrative to Shenandoah National Park official history, using 300 letters in park archives written by families who were displaced upon the creation of the national park, authorized by Congress in 1926.

Author: Katrina M. Powell

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813926289

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 308


This book constitutes a counternarrative to Shenandoah National Park official history, using 300 letters in park archives written by families who were displaced upon the creation of the national park, authorized by Congress in 1926. Using this significant, newly catalogued corpus of letters, Powell reveals the many facets of the poor, disadvantaged writers, who took up letter writing to address the powerful park bureaucracy, despite their educational disadvantages. They wrote to resist the rhetorics used to describe them and created their own representations through their letters.

Literate Lives

While it is certainly a factor in learning to read, it is not the only aspect of
emergent literacy. Recall from Chapter 2 Invitation for the classroom Build
Children's Alphabet Knowledge There are a number of ways in which preschool
and day care ...

Author: Amy Seely Flint

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471652984

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Shows teachers how to meet the challenges of teaching literacy in today's classroom This book provides educators with the historical and theoretical foundations necessary for becoming a reading, writing, and literacy teacher and helps them understand the broader, more complete picture of the reading process and what it means to be a teacher of readers. It covers the major theories and application strategies of the reading process, and teaches how to organize for literary instruction in a classroom. As educators learn to recognize and draw upon the multiple literacies that children bring to the classroom, they will: become skilled problem-solvers as they work through real-world examples and study the classroom experiences of others; discover how to dig deeper into literacy instruction and decide on what actions to take; and explore ways to drive and teach literacy with such tools as children's toys and familiar characters.

Life and Letters from the Roman Frontier

LETTERS. AND. LITERACY. A. t Vindolanda in about ad 100 Flavius Cerialis,
prefect of the Ninth Cohort of Batavians, sat ... the imagination more vividly or
reminds us more emphatically that the environment at Vindolanda was a literate
one.1 ...

Author: Alan Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136773921

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 993


Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which have survived nearly 2,000 years. Painstakingly deciphered by Alan Bowman, the materials contribute a wealth of evidence for daily life in the Roman Empire. Military documents testify to the lifestyle of officers and soldiers stationed at Vindolanda, and portraits of domestic life are included in letters between the officers' wives and a letter from home promising a solider a package of socks. The engaging texts from thirty-four tablets provide insight into the similarities of daily existence in the Roman Empire and the present.

Women Letter Writers in Tudor England

The use of letters as evidence of female literacy clearly privileges 'literate' groups,
and does not represent a 'universal' measurement of literacy in the way that
signatures are capable of population-wide comparison of literacy rates ...

Author: James Daybell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192566683

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 105


Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England represents one of the most comprehensive study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period to be undertaken, and acts as an important corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, male, and non-political. Based on over 3,000 manuscript letters, it shows that letter-writing was a larger and more socially diversified area of female activity than has been hitherto assumed. In that letters constitute the largest body of extant sixteenth-century women's writing, the book initiates a reassessment of women's education and literacy in the period. As indicators of literacy, letters yield physical evidence of rudimentary writing activity and abilities, document 'higher' forms of female literacy, and highlight women's mastery of formal rhetorical and epistolary conventions. Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England also stresses that letters are unparalleled as intimate and immediate records of family relationships, and as media for personal and self-reflective forms of female expression. Read as documents that inscribe social and gender relations, letters shed light on the complex range of women's personal relationships, as female power and authority fluctuated, negotiated on an individual basis. Furthermore, correspondence highlights the important political roles played by early modern women. Female letter-writers were integral in cultivating and maintaining patronage and kinship networks; they were active as suitors for crown favour, and operated as political intermediaries and patrons in their own right, using letters to elicit influence. Letters thus help to locate differing forms of female power within the family, locality and occasionally on the wider political stage, and offer invaluable primary evidence from which to reconstruct the lives of early modern women.

Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk

Living Letters is an analogous adaptive game designed to improve code-related
skills that are required at school entry. The benefits ... The program Living Letters
is an example of computer-aided instruction in early literacy skills. The program ...

Author: Adina Shamir

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400751194

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 723


Presenting cutting-edge studies from various countries into the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the literacy acquisition of at-risk children, this volume focuses specifically on the utility of technology in supporting and advancing literacy among the relevant populations. These include a range of at-risk groups such as those with learning disabilities, low socioeconomic status, and minority ethnicity. Arguing that literacy is a key requirement for integration into any modern society, the book outlines new ways in which educators and researchers can overcome the difficulties faced by children in these at-risk groups. It also reflects the rapid development of technology in this field, which in turn necessitates the accumulation of fresh research evidence.

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1556192088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 262

View: 776


This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.

The Foundation of Literacy

In general, whenever and wherever a particular sound occurs in a spoken word,
it can be represented by a particular letter. To readers of this book, literate adults
all, the fact that dog and den each has three letters and the fact that each starts ...

Author: Brian Byrne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317774686

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

View: 424


This monograph brings together important research that the author and his colleagues at the University of New England have been conducting into the early stages of reading development, and makes a valuable contribution to the debate about literacy education. It should appeal to a broad audience since it is written in an entertaining and accessible style, with chapter summaries, and where appropriate short tutorials in relevant topics, in particular Learnability Theory (Chapter 1), levels of language structure (Chapter 2) and writing systems (Chapter 2). It will be of interest to experimental psychologists concerned with the reading process, developmental psychologists interested in cognitive growth, educational psychologists interested in the application of experimental methods in the classroom situation, and teachers and teacher educators.

Rationality and the Literate Mind

CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES Once the 'all A is B' stage of alphabetic
generalization has been reached, it might seem that the obvious next step for the
syllogism to take is to select a couple of letters to stand for all and is—the logical

Author: Roy Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135838768

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 700


This book re-examines the old debate about the relationship between rationality and literacy. Does writing "restructure consciousness?" Do preliterate societies have a different "mind-set" from literate societies? Is reason "built in" to the way we think? How is literacy related to numeracy? Is the "logical form" that Western philosophers recognize anything more than an extrapolation from the structure of the written sentence? Is logic, as developed formally in Western education, intrinsically beyond the reach of the preliterate mind? What light, if any, do the findings of contemporary neuroscience throw on such issues? Roy Harris challenges the received mainstream opinion that reason is an intrinsic property of the human mind, and argues that the whole Western conception of rational thought, from Classical Greece down to modern symbolic logic, is a by-product of the way literacy developed in European cultures.

Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity

Ong describes the New Testament as “still exquisitely oral by comparison with
texts coming out of latter-day . . . literacy. ... See Harris, Ancient Literacy, 225–26;
McGuire, Letters and Letter Carriers, 150; Marrou, Education and Rhetoric,196; ...

Author: Pieter Botha

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621899037

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 190


The history of the Jesus movement and earliest Christianity requires careful attention to the characteristics and peculiarities of oral and literate traditions. Understanding the distinctive elements of Greco-Roman literacy potentially has profound implications for the historical understanding of the documents and events involved. Concepts such as media criticism, orality, manuscript culture, scribal writing, and performative reading are explored in these chapters. The scene of Greco-Roman literacy is analyzed by investigating writing and reading practices. These aspects are then related to early Christian texts such as the Gospel of Mark and sections from Paul's letters.

Letters Literacy and Literature in Byzantium

This is not because letter - writers were uninterested in questions of literate
practice ; far from it . Alexander of Nicaea ' s letters abound with literacy . When
he was arrested at night his papers were searched , and confiscated , he was
forced to ...

Author: Margaret Mullett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015074219422

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 162


The studies in this collection look at general problems of reading Byzantine literature, at literacy practices and the literary process, but also at individual texts. Of major focus is the genre of the letter. Epistolography is examined from the point of view of genre, originality and communication and as evidence for political history. Other genres examined include the novel, historiography, parainesis, panegyric, and hagiography. The section on literary process includes essays on genre, patronage and rhetoric, and the section on literacy practices deals with both writing and reading.

Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development

The concept of literacy Until very recent times, the custom in educational theory
and discussion was to talk of the teaching of ... From the fifteenth century on, a '
literate person' has been one who was acquainted with letters or with literature.

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136486128

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 386


This book provides a range of interdisciplinary and international perspectives on difficulties in literacy development. The high-profile team of contributors provide ethical and policy discussions, as well as contextualising individual and collective strategies to addressing difficulties in literacy development. The chapters break new ground by encompassing a wide range of perspectives related to critical literacy, socio-cultural, cognitive, and psychological viewpoints, to help inform practice, policy and research into literacy difficulties. Issues addressed include: *the different ways literacy can be conceptualised through social-science based disciplinary perspectives *the issues at the centre of current public and professional debates surrounding literacy difficulties and how these have impacted upon pedagogical responses *the impact of these wider political and social issues on individual students. This reader forms the basis of the Open University’s Difficulties in Literacy Development course, but will also be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, education professionals and policymakers who are keen to address difficulties in literacy development.

Literacy and Learning

The introduction of Greek letters in the eighth century B.C . was to alter forever
the character of Western culture, creating ... “The Greeks did not just invent an
alphabet; they invented literacy and the literate basis of modern thought” (Have-
lock ...

Author: Brett Elizabeth Blake

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072738

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 138


Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

Literate ELLs are able to apply general literacy concepts to approaching,
deciphering, and interpreting written English text (Hickman, PollardDurodola, &
Vaughn, 2004). Among literate ELLs, those who are literate in the Roman
alphabet have ...

Author: Ana Lado

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279596

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 234


Picture your beginning ELLs reading their way to success! For beginning ELLs, a picture really is worth a thousand words! Picture books are useful tools for building important language and social foundations that students may miss through traditional instruction. Ana Lado provides all the tools you’ll need to engage ELLs of any age with picture books, including how to: Design lessons around picture books Select appropriate titles using specific criteria Incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting Access the book’s searchable online database to find the right book Integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency

Teaching Reading at Key Stage 1 and Before

A child who has not made the connection that words are made up of sounds and
that these sounds map onto letters and ... explanation of this issue as to whether
phonemic awareness is facilitated by the use of the alphabet or being literate.

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 074873516X

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 582


The requirements of the National Literacy Strategy are fully addressed in this book on teaching reading at Key Stage 1 and before. It features coverage of the structure and use of the English language and gives an explanation of classroom planning and management, based on an understanding of how children learn and progress. Included is also practical guidance on effective teaching practice, embedded in a modern theoretical framework.

On Being Literate

Glenda Bissex, whose account of her son's progress is now a classic, shows how
Paul invented a system of soundletter relations, 'based on using letters to
represent their letter names (as in DH for day), or abstracting sounds from letter
names ...

Author: Margaret Meek

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446480731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 171


Literacy is at the heart of all social concerns. Not only in childhood, in education, in Britain, but everywhere in the modern world of signs, print and information, literacy is linked to changes, especially in all forms of communication. So what are children to learn about reading and writing? What counts as literacy now, and what will it be like in the lives of those who leave school in the next century? In this book Margaret Meek shows how young learners become strong, confident readers if they discover early what reading and writing are good for, as powerful ways of learning and 'being in the know.' Literacy will change, but it is still the entitlement of everyone.

Svensk engelsk ordbok

2. sannolikt , förmodligen ; det är ~ han ! button ; det ger jag inte en ~ för , I care it
must be him ; [ I am ] sure it is him ; it is not a doit . him I think ; han var der i går ,
he was vitter , adj . literary ; of letters ; literate ; om there yesterday I believe ; du ...

Author: Carl Gustaf Björkman


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047721209

Category: English language

Page: 1360

View: 525


Alonzo s War

Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier Alonzo Bryant Searing Mary Searing O'
Shaughnessy ... But to avoid simply adding to the outpouring of rediscovered
letters from this literate Union army, books chronicling individual soldiers'
experiences ...

Author: Alonzo Bryant Searing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611475548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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The book details the everyday life of a private and gives an up-close account of what the details of a battle mean to a man participating in it as opposed to learning about generals' battle plans and the movement of troops. These details bring a personal understanding to a student of the war.

What We Know about Acquisition of Adult Literacy

(It is noteworthy that many literacy experts have themselves never made an adult
literate.) ... They can recognize even very long words (twelve to fifteen letters)
exposed for very brief durations, (for example, one-tenth of a second) and in
capital ...

Author: Helen Abadzi

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082132862X

Category: Education

Page: 93

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World Bank Discussion Paper 245. Experience shows that literacy levels are much more easily raised in children than in adults. Literacy is not easily transmitted to adults, and skills of neoliterates are not stable--a problem which can lower the ef