Yes You Can Learn How to Write Beginning Readers and Chapter Books

In this ground-breaking book, best-selling and award-winning author Nancy I. Sanders shares insiders tips and explains the secrets to landing a contract before you write one word of your manuscript -- even if youre an inexperienced or ...

Author: Nancy I. Sanders

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1478168226

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 380

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In this comprehensive guide, children's author Nancy I. Sanders shares a thorough overview of the world of beginning readers and first chapter books while providing practical steps and insider tips on writing for this market. Nancy is the author of the award-winning book, Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children's Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career. Her book of reproducible beginning readers, 25 Read & Write Mini-Books that Teach Word Families, is a bestseller for Scholastic Teaching Resources with over 250,000 copies sold. Nancy draws from a variety of experiences published in the beginning readers and chapter book market to offer strategies in this groundbreaking book that will give you the essential tools you need to pursue your personal writing goals. Follow Nancy's instructions, and you, too, can learn how to experience success in the delightful world of beginning readers and chapter books. Yes! You can.

Writing Awesome Book Blurbs

My advice to you is to start with the table of contents. For each chapter or section, write down what the reader will learn or walk away with after that single chapter. If the answer is “nothing,” then delete it. No, not from the book; ...

Author: Evo Terra

Publisher: JENTS LLC

ISBN: 9781938574030

Category: Education


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This book is not for dummies, but it is a guide for the modern indie author. Big Publishing spends big bucks on professional copywriters who make terrible books sound good. Meanwhile, indie authors can't get traction for their remarkable books, and inferior pulp with more spit and polish takes the spotlight. Most authors suck at writing sales and marketing copy for their own books. Not because they're terrible writers, but because writing copy is completely different from writing a book. The good news is these new skills can be learned. This book teaches the modern indie author how to write awesome sales copy. It's full of real techniques and easy to follow processes, not just theory and random examples that leave you struggling to find the connection. Best of all, it's just the right size to allow you to put these ideas to work immediately--and start selling more books!

The Lie That Tells a Truth A Guide to Writing Fiction

Reading. to. Write. z. It seems to me that one should only read books which bite and sting one. If the book we are reading does not ... Yes, you can learn lots about writing stories in workshops, in writing classes and writing groups, ...

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393078350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction." —Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

IOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook

Chapter 8, Security Do you store usernames and passwords using NSUserDefaults? If your answer is yes, you desperately need to read this chapter. We will ... So you can learn about iBeacons and maps and core location in this chapter.

Author: Vandad Nahavandipoor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491908983

Category: Computers

Page: 902

View: 997


Entirely rewritten for Apple’s Swift programming language, this updated cookbook helps you overcome the vexing issues you’re likely to face when creating apps for iOS devices. You’ll find hundreds of new and revised recipes for using the iOS 8 SDK, including techniques for working with Health data and HomeKit accessories, enhancing and animating graphics, storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, and managing files and folders among them. Each recipe includes sample code on GitHub that you can use right away. Use CloudKit APIs to store information in the cloud with ease Create custom keyboards and extensions Access users’ health-related information with HealthKit Interact with accessories inside the user’s home with HomeKit Create vibrant and lifelike user interfaces with UIKit Dynamics Use the Keychain to protect your app’s data Develop location-aware and multitasking-aware apps Work with iOS 8’s audio and video APIs Use Event Kit UI to manage calendars, dates, and events Take advantage of the accelerometer and the gyroscope Get working examples for implementing gesture recognizers Retrieve and manipulate contacts and groups from the Address Book Determine a camera’s availability and access the Photo Library

SAT For Dummies 2015 Quick Prep

Yes, you can learn a lot from someone who dreams quadratic equations, but you can also benefit from studying with someone who is on your own ... Look through the chapters that you struggled with the first time you went through the book.

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118911570

Category: Study Aids

Page: 168

View: 775


The fast and easy way to score higher on the SAT Does the thought of preparing for the SAT cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Have no fear! SAT For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the SAT. Written in a friendly and accessible style, this hands-on guide will help increase your chance of scoring higher on the redesigned SAT test being launched by the College Board in 2016. The SAT is administered annually to more than two million students at approximately 6,000 world-wide test centers. Nearly every college and university in America looks at a student's SAT exam score or SAT Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. Your SAT score is nothing to sniff at—in addition to admissions, many schools use these results for course placement. With the help of this guide, you'll maximize your chances of gaining entrance to the college of your dreams—as well as a seat in the best classes. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing your way to a better SAT score today! Includes coverage of SAT question types and formats Offers practice SAT tests with full answer explanations Helps pinpoint where you need more help Reflects the College Board's new and updated SAT exam for 2016 Whether you're preparing for the SAT for the first time or retaking the exam to improve your score, SAT For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition sets you up for success.

Yes You ARE A Monster

And if, in any way, this book at all earns your gratitude for freeing you from the chains of social restraint, the thumbscrews of peer pressure and ... You can read it from start to finish, or from finish to start, I don't really care.

Author: Murray Ewing

Publisher: Bookship

ISBN: 9780993423956

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 499


You’ve tried other self-help books. You’ve tried taking control of your life. You’ve tried affirmations, to-do lists, twelve-step programs, CBT, NLP and DIY. And… you failed. Well, what did you expect? You’re YOU. But there is another way… Everything about yourself that made you fail, that prevented you from taking control of your life — why not embrace it? Why not revel it? Why not wallow in it like a pig in mud? (Yes, mud — not what YOU were thinking!) In short, why not admit it right now: Yes, You ARE A Monster! In this searing, heartfelt, and mostly duplicitous book, insane author Edweard Deadwitt lays it all out: how to admit that you are a monster, and how to be the monster that you really, deep down, are. Develop a plan for either taking over or destroying the world! Learn how best to employ a cloak or mask to accentuate your monstrousness! Find a use for that evil-looking wart you’ve been trying to sum up the courage to see the doctor about! Finally, you can stop trying, and just wallow in everything about yourself that makes you NOT fit in!

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Children get more positive about reading when they experience success in reading (Petscher 2010; Morgan 81 Fuchs 2007) but the relationship is also a weak ... We have argued in this chapter that books are a source of ideas for writing.

Author: Claire McLachlan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139789950

Category: Education


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Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips pre-service teachers with the theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies to teach literacy. It places the 'reading wars' firmly in the past as it examines contemporary research and practices. The book covers important topics such as assessment, multiliteracies, reading difficulties and diverse classrooms. Each chapter includes learning objectives, reflective questions and definitions of key terms to engage and assist readers. Written by an expert author team and featuring real-world examples from literacy teachers and learners, the book will help pre-service teachers feel confident teaching literacy to diverse age groups and abilities.

Understanding Business Research

This is why we are taking this entire chapter, earlyinthistextbook,tointroduceyoutothe process of preparing a high quality research ... Inthe nextpartofthereport, you tell the reader how you went about collectingthe data for the study.

Author: Bart L. Weathington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118342961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

View: 729


Explore the essential steps for data collection, reporting, and analysis in business research Understanding Business Research offers a comprehensive introduction to the entire process of designing, conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings in the business environment. With an emphasis on the human factor, the book presents a complete set of tools for tackling complex behavioral and social processes that are a part of data collection in industry settings. Utilizing numerous real-world examples throughout, the authors begin by presenting an overview of the research process, outlining key ideas relating to the business environment, ethics, and empirical methods. Quantitative techniques and considerations that are specific to business research, including sampling and the use of assessments, surveys, and objective measures are also introduced. Subsequent chapters outline both common and specialized research designs for business data, including: Correlational Research Single Variable Between-Subjects Research Correlated Groups Designs Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research Between-Subjects Designs Between-Subjects Factorial Designs Research with Categorical Data Each chapter is organized using an accessible, comprehensive pedagogy that ensures a fluid presentation. Case studies showcase the real-world applications of the discussed topics while critical thinking exercises and Knowledge Checks supply questions that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Numerous graphics illustrate the visual nature of the research, and chapter-end glossaries outline definitions of key terms. In addition, detailed appendices provide a review of basic concepts and the most commonly used statistical tables. Requiring only a basic understanding of statistics, Understanding Business Research is an excellent book for courses on business statistics as well as business and management science research methods at the graduate level. The book is also a valuable resource for practitioners in business, finance, and management science who utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods in their everyday work.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

how to write and read well and a lot of support from the teacher as they attempt to apply the writing and reading skills ... When the editors of this book asked whether we could contribute a chapter on writing in effective educational ...

Author: Steve Graham

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462508716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 732


Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

Yes You Can

Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color Gail L. Thompson, Rufus Thompson ... Read the files in order to learn what you can about your students, but don't prejudge them.

Author: Gail L. Thompson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452291703

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 536


An all-in-one toolkit that empowers new teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners In this book, renowned experts give novice teachers the self-confidence and empathy they need to address what may be their greatest challenge: guiding disadvantaged students to success in the classroom. Yes, You Can! includes: Powerful vignettes about real teachers and students help promote teacher empathy and understanding Original research conducted by the authors on the confidence levels of new and experienced educators Targeted strategies for many student profiles: African American, Latino, Asian American, White, high-achiever, low-achiever, and more

SAT For Dummies with Online Practice

Yes, you can learn a lot from someone who dreams quadratic equations, but you can also benefit from studying with someone who is on your own ... Look through the chapters that you struggled with the first time you went through the book.

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118911495

Category: Study Aids

Page: 416

View: 142


The easy way to prepare for the SAT The College Board has announced a redesign to the SAT in the spring of 2016. There's no doubt that students, parents, and educators are clamoring for a revised and authoritative resource on the latest iteration of this important standardized test. Packed with loads of concept review and practice questions that cover everything you can expect to encounter on the math, reading, and writing sections—and complemented with one-year access to additional SAT practice online—this 2016/2017edition of SAT For Dummies covers everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher and getting into the college of your dreams. The SAT is administered annually to more than 2 million students at approximately 6,000 test centers located in more than 170 countries. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or SAT Subject Test as part of its admission process. Written by veteran For Dummies author and test preparation guru Geraldine Woods, 2016/2017 SAT For Dummies breaks down the topics covered on the redesigned SAT into easily digestible parts and gives you ample practice opportunities to pinpoint where you need more help and go on to master every subject. Offers strategies to stay focused on SAT test day Helps you gauge how you measure up as you prepare for the SAT Includes tips on how to manage your time wisely Provides practice problems and exercises in print and digital formats to take your skills to the next level If the thought of preparing for the SAT makes you sweat, fear not! 206/2017 SAT For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the exam and arms you with the confidence and know-how you need to make it your minion.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability

Figure 11.11 Sample of self-determined learning card. say they will do. ... Accomplishing what you say you will accomplish is one of the most powerful of reinforcers. ... Read 1 chapter in book What Did I Do In Reading?

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199370498

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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Roughly 54 million people with disabilities live in the U.S., and there are many more millions of people with disabilities around the world. Not surprisingly, differences among and between people with disabilities are often as notable as differences between people with and without disabilities. And, while the lack of homogeneity among people with disabilities makes creating a valid taxonomy under this term difficult, if not impossible, there is commonality among and between people with disabilities that justifies an authoritative resource on positive psychology and disability. That is, they have experienced discrimination and marginalization as a function of their disability. This volume assembles chapters by leading scholars in the fields of disability and positive psychology to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the state of the field of positive psychology and disability. Chapters are organized into thematic sections, beginning with an introductory section providing information on overarching themes in positive psychology and disability. The second section highlights the application of positive psychological constructs to disability, including quality of life, self-determination, adaptive behavior, optimism, hope, problem solving, forgiveness, gratitude, and spirituality. The following section addresses systemic issues in disability that impact positive psychology, again turning to disciplines beyond just psychology (special education, rehabilitation sciences, family, and disability policy) to address areas in which positive psychology can be applied. A fourth section examines positive psychology in specific disabled populations, including physical disabilities, cognitive and developmental disabilities, severe multiple disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Disability has always been associated with "differentness" and, consequently, people with disabilities have, throughout time, been treated as such. As the first handbook to consider disability from a strengths-based perspective, this volume provides a catalyst to accelerate the application of positive psychology with regard to how disability is understood.

Welsh exercises

We are on the point of starting : are you coming ? No , I am not . ... Why don't we learn to be wise ? —If we are writing letters ... Yes , I do . -I am writing a long letter and reading a good book . — We write pretty well , don't we ?

Author: Thomas Rowland


ISBN: OXFORD:590858455

Category: Welsh language

Page: 262

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Uncommonly Good Ideas

To the extent that any book can be a catalyst for such a community, we hope this one might make some small contribution. We start off in Chapter 2 with a full-blown lesson, designed around teaching narrative writing. It illustrates some ...

Author: Sandra Murphy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756430

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core State Standards. The authors zero in on several big ideas that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of the students' writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These ideas are the cornerstone of best reseach-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrates tried-and-true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing as well as complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom.

Give Our Kids A Real Head Start

CHAPTER III Yes You CAN Teach Your Child How To Read Early and More! Yes, you CAN teach your child ... The more children learn, the more they will know, and the more they know, the more they will accomplish. That is why I am encouraging ...

Author: Samantha W. Davis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456756745

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 279


“Give Our Kids A Real Head Start” written by Samantha Davis, has just the kind of practical advice that parents everywhere need to help them give their children a “real” head start in school. It will also inspire, encourage, motivate, and cheer parents on as they work with their children at home. This book also includes 100 websites to keep your child smart and part of the proceeds collected from the sale of this book will go to Literacy, Inc. at

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

The earlier chapters are great starting points for understanding the differences between the genres, but now it's time to read the books. You've read them, you say? Yes, you probably have. Most aspiring romance authors are ...

Author: Christie Craig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605507927

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

How to Help Your Child Read and Write

Yes , you can write with a baby ! The physical and mental attributes required for reading and writing begin to develop very early in your child's life . As you saw in the chapter about reading from birth to four , the first significant ...

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405840242

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 357


Every parent wonders when they should start teaching their child to read and write, what kinds of books they should read and how to help their child to learn. Answers to all these questions, and many more, are given in this straightforward, accessible and practical parent's guide to early literacy.

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

In most cases, you write to share information and persuade the reader that your interpretation of the facts is ... ideas by learning from the example set forth by other good writers in your field (yes, we're telling you that it's a good ...

Author: Bart L. Weathington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119470090

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

View: 685


A comprehensive introduction to research methods and bestpractices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reportingfindings This text is designed to develop in students a passion forconducting research and an understanding of the practical value ofsystematic information- gathering and decision-making. It featuresstep-by-step coverage of the research process including researchdesign, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up andpresenting results. Recognized leaders in the field—authors Bart Weathington,Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger—present: Introductions to multiple research designs—includingsingle-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, andexperimental designs—accompanied by examples Bibliographic research and methods for appropriate sampling Identifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and validapproaches to measurement The issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactorstudies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methods How to summarize research in writing that conforms to theeditorial guidelines of the American Psychological Association A comprehensive review of research methods and the statisticalconcepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioraland Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studyingbehavior and social phenomena.

Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1

By using the features of your GX7/GM1 and this book, you will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, ... more fun than reading about it, so the assignments are a way of taking a little break after each chapter and having some fun.

Author: Rob Knight

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780133845174

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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This Snapshots book will teach owners how to take great shots using their new Panasonic GX7 or GM1 camera. Users learn how to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Featuring beautiful images; clear design; and a friendly knowledgeable voice, everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer Rob Knight carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end of chapter assignments. The book will also include coverage of shooting video. Both the GX7 and GM1, which have the same sensor and are similar in operation, will be covered. Significant new features: 16MP Live MOS sensor In-body image stabilization (works with any lens) Front and rear control dials Flip-up, 1024 x 768 pixel (2.3M dot equivalent) electronic viewfinder 3-inch tilting LCD 3-level focus peaking 1080 video at 60p/60i/24p in MP4 or AVCHD format Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Magnesium-alloy frame 1/8000 second max shutter speed, 1/320th flash sync speed Highlight and shadow curve adjustments Built-in pop-up flash The Pansonic GX7 is now available for MSRP $999 (body only). The Panasonic GM1 is now available for MSRP $749 (with kit lens)

Nikon D7100

By using the features of your D7100 and this book, you will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, ... After that, yes, you can move around the book as you see fit, because the following chapters are written to stand on their own as ...

Author: John Batdorff

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780133443509

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D7100, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the D7100 to take great pictures. With Nikon D7100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer John Batdorff, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to get up and running with the D7100 Use the D7100’s automatic scene modes to get better shots right away Take full control over the look and feel of your images with professional modes Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Use spot white balance in Live View and other new D7100 features And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at