Backpack Literature 3rd Edition


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Author by Kennedy & Gioia
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ISBN Number 0205727573

An Introduction To Fiction


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Kennedy/Gioia'sAn Introduction to Fiction, 10econtinues to inspire readers and writers with a rich collection of fiction and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about stories. This bestselling anthology includes sixty-six superlative short stories, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Written by noted poets X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, the text reflects the authors' wit and contagious enthusiasm for their subject. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the anthologized writers. This edition features 11 new stories, three new masterwork casebooks, extensively revised and expanded chapters on writing, and a fresh new design. New students of fiction.

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Author by X. J. Kennedy
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 743
ISBN Number UOM:39076002659097

Literature


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Author by X. J. Kennedy
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105023679603

Literature


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Literature, 9/e, the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example Latin American Poetry. Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.

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Author by X. J. Kennedy
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 2324
ISBN Number 0321183304

How English Works


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A major introductory language/linguistics textbook written specifically for English and Education majors, this book is an engaging introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics.¿ ¿ This accessible text provides more extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English and Education majors.¿ Tapping into our natural curiosity about language, it invites all students to connect academic linguistics to everyday use of the English language and to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge. ¿ The second edition provides updated examples of language change—including new slang and other word coinages, grammatical developments, and sound changes—as well as new research findings on American dialects, language acquisition, language evolution, eggcorns, English and the Internet, and much more.

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Author by Anne Curzan
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 576
ISBN Number 9780321995629

Handbook Of Literary Terms


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From the author team of the discipline's most widely used literature anthology, this accessible and instructive guide introduces students to the language of literary study. Featuring an engaging and accessible writing style, this supplemental reference manual for the introductory student has over 400 entries and serves to demystify literature and the terms, techniques, and analysis tools that literary scholars use. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Over 25 additional entries, covering more contemporary terms (blogging, etc). Selected illustrations throughout.

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Author by X. J. Kennedy
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105124019535

Two Roads Diverged And I Took Both


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Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both: Meaningful Writing Instruction in an Age of Testing presents theories, research, and practical ideas for classroom writing instruction, specifically in the areas of: the reading-writing connection, the social aspect of writing, grammar instruction, teaching mainstreamed special education or English Language Learners, and assessment. The book's premise is that when research-based best practices are applied, student writing quality is improved and authentic learning takes place, which will also promote success on state-mandated writing assessments; but preparing students to write primarily for assessments does not promote excellent writing for life.

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Author by Melanie Mayer
Genre eBook Education
Read Book 144
ISBN Number 9781452028651

Into The Wild


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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author by Jon Krakauer
Genre eBook Travel
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 0307476863

Backpack Writing


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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Backpack Writing uses written instruction and visual tools to teach how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes in this concise version of the bestselling text. Lester Faigley’s clear and inviting teaching style and Dorling Kindersley’s accessible and striking design combine to give writers a textbook that shows them what readers and writers actually do. Unique, dynamic presentations of reading, writing, and research processes in the text bring writing alive and speaks to writers with many learning styles. Throughout the book, writers are engaged and learning, with such notable features as “process maps” to guide writers through the major writing assignments, extensive examples of student “Writers at work,” and diverse, distinctive reading selections.

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Author by Lester Faigley
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 464
ISBN Number 9780205894758

The Name Of This Book Is Secret


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Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

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Author by Pseudonymous Bosch
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9780316039925