Reference Words, Language & Grammar Books

Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat

Reading is a neurologically complex skill. So, it isn’t surprising that many children find learning to read difficult. Make learning to read more fun with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks, arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market. These research-based eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association. Budding Reader eBooks use an innovative format to ease children into reading. Using research-based best practices identified by the National Reading Panel, each of the five Budding Reader eBook sets (one for each short vowel sound) tells an original story over the course of ten books. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 in each set is a wordless picture book which introduces the story through colorful illustrations. Repetition aids brain development, so the story is retold in Books 2-10 with an ever-expanding vocabulary. By repeating words and gradually adding new ones, Budding Reader eBooks help new readers (even reluctant ones) experience success from the very start.In total, the Budding Reader eBook series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words. Learning is reinforced with free companion writing worksheets (available at buddingreader.com) which provide a multisensory experience and enable children to practice both reading and writing. A free parent guide with tips for working with new readers is also available on the website. The first set in the series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short “a” vowel sound and is designed to be a child’s very first reader. With only eleven words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) introduced over the course of ten books, Cat and Rat aims to provide even the most reluctant reader with a positive first introduction to reading. Series: •Set 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words) •Set 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words) •Set 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words) •Set 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words) •Set 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words) For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase. Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner: The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services. This content is optimized for tablets.

Conquer Basic Spanish: A Short Introduction To Beginners Spanish, Including Spanish Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (Learn Spanish Book 4)

A Short, Simple Book To Get You Started On Learning SpanishAre you a complete beginner in learning Spanish? Then this book is designed for you.It covers the very basics of the Spanish language in simple, easy-to-understand terms, providing you with a sound and solid grounding, on which you can then build.It covers:NounsAdjectivesDefinite and Indefinite ArticlesCardinal NumbersRules of StressPersonal PronounsPresent Tense of Regular VerbsCommon, Everyday Words and VerbsSo, use Amazon's Look Inside feature, browse the book's Table of Contents, and see if this book is for you. I'm sure it will be ...

Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Routledge Research in Journalism Book 26)

This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies – Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing influence on the production of the news. Exploring the changes that the technology industry and automation have made in the past decade to the production, distribution and consumption of news globally, the book considers what happens to journalism once it is produced and enters the media ecosystems of the internet tech giants – and the impact of social media and AI on such things as fake news in the post-truth age.The audience for this book are students and researchers working in the field of digital media, and journalism studies or media studies more generally. It will also be useful to those who are looking for extended case studies of the role taken by tech giants such as Facebook and Google in the fake news scandal, or the role of Jeff Bezos in transforming The Washington Post.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351013758, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Launch Your English: Dramatically improve your spoken and written English so you can become more articulate using simple tried and trusted techniques

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."-Ludwig WittgensteinDo you wish you could speak English with more creativity, clarity, articulation and confidence? Would you like to dramatically enhance your English speaking with some simple, easy-to-follow techniques?Then you are in the right place!As a teacher for more than 10 years, I have learned the best methods for quickly improving your English ability. Whether you are a native speaker who wants to sharpen their verbal toolkit, or a non-native speaker who wants to learn how to navigate the English language maze, this book will provide you with information and techniques for instant improvement and lifelong learning.Maybe you want to improve your presentation skills. Perhaps you want to tel more interesting and engaging stories. Or maybe you simply want to become more articulate in your day-to-day use of English.Whatever your needs, your goal is to improve your English, and Launch Your English can guide you to do just that.In this book you'll learn how to:• become more creative and descriptive in your English usage• capture people's attention with your vivid and enhanced expressions• break English down into building blocks for easy improvement• select the right word and expression to articulate your thoughts exactlyFree resources for students of English -> SirEnglish.com

Simple English: Idioms: 100s of examples + MP3s

Simple English: Idioms is the most simple, concise book to help you master idioms. It is filled with idioms, meanings and example sentences. Plus there is a free Idioms MP3 Pack for you to download so that you can also listen to the idioms as spoken by a native English speaker.If you want to improve your English by mastering idioms, this book and the Idioms MP3 Pack is for you. Simple, minimal and effective.Download the free Idioms MP3 Pack at www.EnglishVids.com/idioms

Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research (Routledge Communication Series)

Now in its fourth edition, Media Effects again features essays from some of the finest scholars in the field and serves as a comprehensive reference volume for scholars, teachers, and students. This edition contains both new and updated content that reflects our media-saturated environments, including chapters on social media, video games, mobile communication, and virtual technologies. In recognition of the multitude of research trajectories within media effects, this edition also includes new chapters on narratives, positive media, the self and identity, media selection, and cross-cultural media effects. As scholarship in media effects continues to evolve and expand, Media Effects serves as a benchmark of theory and research for the current and future generations of scholars.The book is ideal for scholars and for undergraduate and graduate courses in media effects, media psychology, media theory, psychology, sociology, political science, and related disciplines.

English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States

Since its initial publication, English with an Accent has provoked debate and controversy within classrooms through its in-depth scrutiny of American attitudes towards language. Rosina Lippi-Green discusses the ways in which discrimination based on accent functions to support and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. This second edition has been reorganized and revised to include: new dedicated chapters on Latino English and Asian American English discussion questions, further reading, and suggested classroom exercises, updated examples from the classroom, the judicial system, the media, and corporate culture a discussion of the long-term implications of the Ebonics debatea brand-new companion website with a glossary of key terms and links to audio, video, and images relevant to the each chapter's content. English with an Accent is essential reading for students with interests in attitudes and discrimination towards language.

Speed Reading: 3-in-1 Bundle to Master Fast Reading Techniques, Reading Comprehension & Double Your Reading Speed (Brain Training)

Speed Reading - 3 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: How to Read Faster, How to Focus Your Mind and How to Learn Faster.1)HOW TO READ FASTER: 7 Steps to Master Speed Reading Techniques, Reading Comprehension & Fast Reading.YOU WILL LEARN:• The fundamentals of speed reading.• Factors that affect reading comprehension.• Causes of reading difficulties in children and adults.• Solutions which you can employ to combat reading difficulties.• Benefits you can enjoy by learning to read fast.• Main techniques to improve speed reading.• Tips & tricks to improve your reading speed & comprehension.2)HOW TO FOCUS YOUR MIND: 7 Steps to Master Concentration Techniques, Attention Management & Staying Focused.YOU WILL LEARN:• Why goals matter to build a foundation for focus.• The way your environment impacts your ability to concentrate. • How to enhance your mental prowess.• Why it is energy management, not time, that matters. • How to shut down distractions, enhance your attention, and more. 3)HOW TO LEARN FASTER: 7 Steps to Master Accelerated Learning Techniques, Learning Strategies & Fast Self-learning.YOU WILL LEARN:• The process of learning and how it happens.• The essential elements for learning.• The different learning styles which students prefer.• The various learning difficulties affecting learners.• 7 easy steps to improve your learning speed.Master Fast Reading Techniques, Reading Comprehension & Double Your Reading Speed Today!

Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication)

Digital Ethics delves into the shifting legal and ethical landscape in digital spaces and explores productive approaches for theorizing, understanding, and navigating through difficult ethical issues online. Contributions from leading scholars address how changing technologies and media over the last decade have both created new ethical quandaries and reinforced old ones in rhetoric and writing studies. Through discussions of rhetorical theory, case studies and examples, research methods and methodologies, and pedagogical approaches and practical applications, this collection will further digital rhetoric scholars’ inquiry into digital ethics and writing instructors’ approaches to teaching ethics in the current technological moment.A key contribution to the literature on ethical practices in digital spaces, this book will be of interest to researchers and teachers in the fields of digital rhetoric, composition, and writing studies.