Pdf ebook: Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series

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Summary: Five books in one! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging fo

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  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN: 1524862932
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 720
  • Language: English
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Description: Five books in one! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter. Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you'd think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games-and the people making those games - can be. Book One: Trapped in a Video Game Jesse hates video games - and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked into the new game Full Blast with his best friend, Eric, Jesse quickly discovers that he's being followed by a mysterious figure. If he doesn't figure out what's going on fast, he'll be trapped for good! Book Two: The Invisible Invasion Jesse's rescue mission has led him into the world of Go Wild, a Pokemon Go-style mobile game full of hidden danger and invisible monsters. Can Jesse stay alive long enough to sneak into the shady video game company and uncover what they're hiding? Book Three: Robots Revolt The robot villains from Super Bot World 3 have been released into the real world, and it's up to Jesse to get them back. This is Jesse's most dangerous mission yet, because this time, the video game is real. And in the real world, there are no extra lives. Book Four: Return to Doom Island In this retro adventure, Jesse will need to outsmart a superintelligent android, outlast a tireless drone, and outswim an eight-bit shark. If he can somehow pull all that off, Jesse will discover that he hasn't even gotten to the scary part yet. Book Five: The Final Boss Jesse and Eric have 10 minutes to save the world. In those 10 minutes, they're supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it's too late. Sound impossible? It's super impossible. The clock is ticking.


Pdf ebook: Huggy Kissy

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Summary: Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder returns to share the love. When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show yo

  • Author : Leslie Patricelli
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763665878
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 26
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1066
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Description: Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder returns to share the love. When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.


Pdf ebook: If You're Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend (Groovy Joe #3)

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Summary: Groovy Joe is back, and this time he's singing a groovy rendition of a favorite preschool song! Are you ready to sing along?

  • Author : Eric Litwin
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 1338290665
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1415
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Description: Groovy Joe is back, and this time he's singing a groovy rendition of a favorite preschool song! Are you ready to sing along?


Pdf ebook: Go, Girls, Go!

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Summary: Come along for a rollicking ride in this picture book celebration of vehicles that puts girls in the driver’s seat! Girls can race…and girls can fly. G

  • Author : Frances Gilbert
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534424830
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 589
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Description: Come along for a rollicking ride in this picture book celebration of vehicles that puts girls in the driver’s seat! Girls can race…and girls can fly. Girls can rocket way up high! Piloting fire trucks, trains, tractors, and more, the girls in this book are on the go! Join them for an exuberant journey that celebrates how girls can do—and drive—anything.


Pdf ebook: Play This Book

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Summary: For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and "play" with the book. To start our show we need a band

  • Author : Jessica Young
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1681198657
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1832
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Description: For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and "play" with the book. To start our show we need a band--maybe you can lend a hand! There are lots of ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more--no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book! Pair with Pet This Book, another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!


Pdf ebook: You Are a Lion!

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Summary: With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses.

  • Author : Taeeun Yoo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101644249
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 729
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Description: With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it's relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.


Pdf ebook: High Five

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Summary: A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--sta

  • Author : Adam Rubin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525553509
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
  • Views: 343
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Description: A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU! Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next. Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.


Pdf ebook: Find Fergus

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Summary: Play the funniest game of hide and seek ever with Fergus, a bear who's very, very bad at hiding. The hilarious illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog bri

  • Author : Mike Boldt
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1984849042
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1648
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Description: Play the funniest game of hide and seek ever with Fergus, a bear who's very, very bad at hiding. The hilarious illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings picture book fans a super-silly, interactive story that will have children giggling from start to finish. Follow huge, loveable Fergus and see all the many ways in which he is TERRIBLE at playing hide-and-seek, such as standing behind a VERY tiny tree ("Found you, Fergus! That was too easy!") or trying to camouflage in a giant crowd of bunnies and squirrels ("Try bears, Fergus. Bears!"). But wait! The game isn't over yet! The last two pages fold out into a giant panoramic look-and-find scene, where Fergus is well and truly hidden, and young readers can have fun looking for him and lots of other details in the the crowd. There are hours and hours of play value in this adorable book. Children will want to come back to it again and again.


Pdf ebook: How to Raise a Reader

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Summary: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The

  • Author : Pamela Paul,Maria Russo
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 1523508523
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1352
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Description: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.


Pdf ebook: Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself

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Summary: Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the ben

  • Author : Dee Reid,Diana Bentley
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself
  • ISBN: 1444134256
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 920
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Description: Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives your child a head start - Shows you how to read with your baby - Explains how to teach basic letters - Shows you how to help them make progress at school


Pdf ebook: The Early Literacy Handbook

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Summary: The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and e

  • Author : Dominic Wyse,Christine Parker
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1909280135
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 117
  • Language: English
  • Views: 787
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Description: The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and evidence.The approach combines new theory and dynamic practice in its advocacy for contextualised teaching. This book shows how the teaching of smaller units of language, such as sentences, words, letters and phonemes, follows naturally from the context of whole texts. The book offers: practical examples, photographs from settings, case studies and action points to help any practitioner working with young children to develop one of the most crucial life skills, advice on how to build on children's motivation using whole texts, clear guidance on phonics teching in an appropriate context and a unique blend of new theory and dynamic practice.


Pdf ebook: Talking with Your Toddler

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Summary: A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution ma

  • Author : Teresa Laikko,Laura Laikko
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1612435890
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Views: 991
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Description: A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words - Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.


Pdf ebook: Intellectual Development

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Summary: To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational. In reality, research shows that these activities

  • Author : Dave Riley
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • ISBN: 1605543403
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 709
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Description: To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational. In reality, research shows that these activities are actually learning tools that promote children's intellectual development. Why do we sort blocks and sing nursery rhymes with children, and what do they learn from these activities? Intellectual Development answers these questions and investigates the link between the best practices in early childhood education and the science of child development. This book will help teachers answer the question “Why do we do what we do?” Chapters cover language and literacy development, early number learning, and musical and artistic development. The book also contains information on early learning standards, practice tips, and recommended readings.


Pdf ebook: Raising Confident Readers

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Summary: Raise a Child Who Loves to Read How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage interest in reading and writing from the start? In Raising Conf

  • Author : J. Richard Gentry
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • ISBN: 0738214191
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 443
  • Downloads: 443
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Description: Raise a Child Who Loves to Read How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage interest in reading and writing from the start? In Raising Confident Readers, based on the five phases of literacy development, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides fun and easy ways to teach your child to read and write successfully. When it comes to language, the most critical brain growth happens in early childhood. Raising Confident Readers shows you how to activate and accelerate this capacity for learning: The key is to introduce the right activities at the right time. Whether your child is a baby or toddler, in preschool or kindergarten, or first or second grade, Dr. Gentry helps you identify your child’s literacy phase and take the next steps to build writing, reading, and spelling skills. You’ll discover: How your child’s brain learns to read—and why encouraging drawing and scribbling is as essential as reading aloud The best at-home activities to develop literacy early, naturally, and joyfully Recommended children’s books for each phase Strategies for overcoming dyslexia, delayed reading, and other challenges Checklists and a milestones diary to celebrate your child’s progress As your child moves through the five phases, they’ll soon be sounding out and spelling words correctly, reading chapter books independently, and writing creative stories on their own. Complete with samples of children’s writing throughout, Raising Confident Readers is an essential resource to foster your child’s lifelong love of reading.


Pdf ebook: Raising Resilient Sons

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Summary: You're a caring mother of boys, part of the "boy mom" phenomenon—now learn how to raise your son to be compassionate, empathetic, and emotionally intelli

  • Author : Colleen Kessler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1646040759
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 394
  • Downloads: 394
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Description: You're a caring mother of boys, part of the "boy mom" phenomenon—now learn how to raise your son to be compassionate, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent with this parenting guide made just for you. Raising a boy, also known as being a “boy mom,” is tough in today’s culture. We want our sons to grow into strong men who will stand up for what’s right and take care of those they love, but we also want them to share their thoughts, show their feelings, and express emotions in appropriate ways. At its core, we need to teach our boys empathy. That’s where emotional intelligence comes in. Boys need to understand what they’re feeling in any given situation and be able to regulate themselves accordingly. In this first-ever book combining emotional intelligence with parenting specific to boys, boy moms will learn how to help their sons: - identify and name their emotions - develop empathetic listening skills - nurture positive and lasting relationships with others - tackle life with a growth mindset - use strategies like mindfulness to regulate their emotions With Raising Resilient Sons, parents will be equipped with the tools they need to build up their sons into the men they know they can be—men who look for the good, spread kindness, react with empathy, and lead with strength and resilience.


Pdf ebook: Get Real with Storytime: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy Programming with Nonfiction and Poetry

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Summary: This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order

  • Author : Julie Dietzel-Glair,Marianne Crandall Follis Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440837392
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 337
  • Language: English
  • Views: 434
  • Downloads: 434
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Description: This is a complete, year-long programming guide that shows librarians how to integrate nonfiction and poetry into storytime for preschool children in order to build literacy skills and overall knowledge. • Helps librarians meet children's interests in "real stuff" and reach more children—especially boys—in storytime • Provides new and effective ways to build early literacy skills using a unique blend of the "literary" and the "real" • Supports national and state standards that emphasize the use of more nonfiction and informational text • Enables librarians to make better use of their existing collections


Pdf ebook: Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior

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Summary: Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior, second edition is a skills-based book for mental health professionals working with children exper

  • Author : Georgia A. DeGangi
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128098775
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 548
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1873
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Description: Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior, second edition is a skills-based book for mental health professionals working with children experiencing disorders of self-regulation. These children are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining an organized and calm state of being. Children with these struggles often have difficulty adapting to changing demands at home and school. The child may additionally struggle with bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, eating or sleep disorders, and/or attention-deficit disorder. This book will help professionals integrate treatment strategies that address the individual’s regulatory, sensory integration, and mental health problems. The book is organized with each chapter discussing a different form of dysregulation in eating, sleep, mood regulation, anxiety, attention, and behavioral control. Chapters begin with developmental and neurobiological underpinnings of the problem, include clinical observations, and close with diagnosis and treatment strategies. Recommended treatments integrate aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy, mind–body therapies and sensory integration techniques, and interpersonal therapy. Checklists for diagnosis and treatment planning are included at the conclusion of each chapter with an appendix of 20 skill sheets for use in treatment. Practical skill-based treatment book for mental health and occupational therapists Addresses eating, sleep, mood, attention, and behavioral control Presents integrated treatment using sensory integration, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and more Includes checklists and skill sheets for use in treatment


Pdf ebook: Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers

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Summary: The fifth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, ef

  • Author : Beverly A. DeVries
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135110814X
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 562
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1641
  • Downloads: 1641
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Description: The fifth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. DeVries thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, offering an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Updated to reflect the needs of teachers in increasingly diverse classrooms, the fifth edition addresses scaffolding for English language learners, and offers appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources. New to the Fifth Edition: Up-to-date and in line with ILA, CCSS, and most state and district literacy standards, this edition also addresses the important shifts and evolution of these standards. New chapter on Language Development, Speaking, and Listening covers early literacy, assessment, and interventions. New intervention strategies and activities are featured in all chapters and highlight a stronger technology component. Updated Companion Website with additional tools, resources, and examples of teachers using assessment strategies.


Pdf ebook: Basics Interactive Design: User Experience Design

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Summary: By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development.

  • Author : Gavin Allanwood,Peter Beare
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474238726
  • Genre: Design
  • Number of Pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1483
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Description: By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed. User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love. With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.


Pdf ebook: Art and Intimacy

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Summary: To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environ

  • Author : Ellen Dissanayake
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 029599746X
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1674
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Description: To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.


Pdf ebook: Musical Children

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Summary: Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences, Second Edition, is designed for students majoring in early childhood or elementary education, o

  • Author : Carolynn Lindeman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135124115X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1272
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Description: Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences, Second Edition, is designed for students majoring in early childhood or elementary education, or music education. It highlights the important role music plays in a child’s education and life, offering a practical resource for bringing together music and young children during these important early years. Thirty-seven engaging musical experiences help pre-service and in-service teachers—some who may only have a limited background in music—learn how to make music a part of their students’ daily lives, with strategies that are ideal both in and out of the classroom. Musical Children is an invaluable guide to assist teachers in engaging children in meaningful, joyful, and playful musical experiences. NEW to the second edition: The 2014 National Core Music Standards Updated and expanded prekindergarten chapter Greater focus on music fundamentals Expansion of Dalcroze, Orff, Kodály, and Music Learning Theory approaches Discussion questions and projects for each chapter Addition of an Autoharp®, Chromaharp®, and QChord® instructional unit All 49 audio tracks from the musical experiences now available for online listening, hosted or linked to popular music streaming services A new companion website is home to numerous resources, including all audio files, supplementary notated songs, charts for instrument study, and information on IDEA and children with disabilities.


Pdf ebook: Sex is a Funny Word

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Summary: 2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A com

  • Author : Cory Silverberg
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609806077
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 301
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Description: 2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.


Pdf ebook: What's in the Sky, Dear Dragon?

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Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon look at both the day and night skies. They learn about the sun, moon, animals, and airplanes that mo

  • Author : Margaret Hillert
  • Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1684443695
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 659
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Description: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon look at both the day and night skies. They learn about the sun, moon, animals, and airplanes that move through the sky. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.


Pdf ebook: The Active Classroom Field Book

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Summary: Discover what really works in the classroom through success stories from educators like you! Expanding on the strategies in The Active Classroom, best-sell

  • Author : Ron Nash
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452271658
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Views: 517
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Description: Discover what really works in the classroom through success stories from educators like you! Expanding on the strategies in The Active Classroom, best-selling author and educational consultant Ron Nash shares the stories of teachers who have successfully implemented active teaching methods in their classrooms to engage students in learning. Ideal as a companion to the original book or as a standalone resource, this field book includes: Chapters on student-to-student conversations, classroom process, student movement, feedback, and continuous improvement through reflection Vignettes that set the stage for each chapter Lesson plan segments and anecdotes from teachers in Grades K–12 and college settings


Pdf ebook: Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo

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Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon visit the zoo and see animals of all different shapes and sizes. This pre-primer book contains high-

  • Author : Margaret Hillert
  • Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1684443768
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Description: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon visit the zoo and see animals of all different shapes and sizes. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.


Pdf ebook: The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

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Summary: Building on her groundbreaking work in Writing Superheroes, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of “textual toys” from children’s l

  • Author : Anne Haas Dyson
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807776564
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Building on her groundbreaking work in Writing Superheroes, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of “textual toys” from children’s lives—church and hip–hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope rhymes, the words of professional sports announcers and radio deejays—upon school learning and writing. Wonderfully rich portraits of five African American first–graders demonstrate how children’s imaginative use of wider cultural symbols enriches their school learning. Featuring lively and engaging vignettes of children who are often left behind by our educational system, this book: Provides a detailed view of written language development from inside a particular childhood culture.Shows that children bring a rich folk culture to school and demonstrates how they “remix” their cultural references to accommodate school tasks such as writing.Turns the traditional educational view inside out by starting from inside a child’s culture and looking out toward the demands of school, rather than starting on the outside of the child and looking in.Provides concrete examples of how children’s cultural literacy practices translate into classroom practices and, in turn, into practices of academic success. “The most significant work that has ever been done in this area. It is superior in every respect and Anne Dyson writes like a dream.” —Tom Newkirk, University of New Hampshire “This book is unique in that it features students who draw on the cultural experiences of the Black church, sister and brother play–family games, rap, and Black popular music. It should be ideal in courses on literacy learning.” — Arnetha Ball, School of Education, Stanford University


Pdf ebook: Birth Models That Work

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Summary: This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families ev

  • Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd,Lesley Barclay,Jan Tritten,Betty-Anne Daviss
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520943333
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
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Description: This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.


Pdf ebook: The Snow Baby

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Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A brother and sister play outside after a big snowfall and find a little lost animal. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh

  • Author : Margaret Hillert
  • Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1684443954
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Description: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A brother and sister play outside after a big snowfall and find a little lost animal. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about everyday life and adventures. Educators' resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers’ notes available on website.


Pdf ebook: A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

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Summary: From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies. When philosophy professor Adam Brigg

  • Author : Adam Briggle
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 1631490087
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies. When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton—the first Texas town to challenge the oil and gas industry. On his journey to learn about fracking and its effects, he leaped from the ivory tower into the fray. In beautifully narrated chapters, Briggle brings us to town hall debates and neighborhood meetings where citizens wrestle with issues few fully understand. Is fracking safe? How does it affect the local economy? Why are bakeries prohibited in neighborhoods while gas wells are permitted next to playgrounds? In his quest for answers Briggle meets people like Cathy McMullen. Her neighbors’ cows asphyxiated after drinking fracking fluids, and her orchard was razed to make way for a pipeline. Cathy did not consent to drilling, but those who profited lived far out of harm’s way. Briggle's first instinct was to think about fracking—deeply. Drawing on philosophers from Socrates to Kant, but also on conversations with engineers, legislators, and industry representatives, he develops a simple theory to evaluate fracking: we should give those at risk to harm a stake in the decisions we make, and we should monitor for and correct any problems that arise. Finding this regulatory process short-circuited, with government and industry alike turning a blind eye to symptoms like earthquakes and nosebleeds, Briggle decides to take action. Though our field philosopher is initially out of his element—joining fierce activists like "Texas Sharon," once called the "worst enemy" of the oil and gas industry—his story culminates in an underdog victory for Denton, now nationally recognized as a beacon for citizens' rights at the epicenter of the fracking revolution.


Pdf ebook: Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman

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Summary: "In Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman, author Louise Schleiner uses concepts from A. J. Greimas to analyze The Shepheardes Calender (1579)

  • Author : Louise Schleiner
  • Publisher: Lehigh University Press
  • ISBN: 9780934223362
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 278
  • Language: English
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Description: "In Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman, author Louise Schleiner uses concepts from A. J. Greimas to analyze The Shepheardes Calender (1579) as a discourse and as a definitive text for the Elizabethan "political unconscious," in the sense of Fredric Jameson, who also drew on Greimas. The book demonstrates sociolinguistic patterns at work in Elizabethan ideological conflicts, at a level that shows how those patterns were related to the energies of people's sexuality and their political and religious commitments. Through explaining this libidinal and political functioning of the Calender, in its time and for Spenser as a new poet, the book identifies an "ideologeme," widely observable in England of the 1580s and 1590s: that of the captive/capturing woman, a unit of interfactional and interclass discourse." "As well as discussing Spenser, two chapters include examples from music and balladry and use the "captive woman" construct to analyze material from such figures as Lyly, Shakespeare, the composer John Dowland, the Countess of Pembroke, and Queen Elizabeth I. A concluding chapter on the Calender's proferred text-readership game shows Spenser evolving his ordering of the twelve eclogues through inventing a strategic frame for them, an implied story that both celebrates and leaves behind his passionate friendship with Gabriel Harvey."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Pdf ebook: Mission Baby

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Summary: “Hi, I am Trisha Agarwal, a 35-year-old married woman with a beautiful life but no children. As much as I’d like to believe that becoming a mother is a

  • Author : Vinita Somaiya
  • Publisher: Notion Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 298
  • Language: English
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Description: “Hi, I am Trisha Agarwal, a 35-year-old married woman with a beautiful life but no children. As much as I’d like to believe that becoming a mother is a possibility, I know that there is an equal or maybe a higher probability that I will win a lottery than getting pregnant.” Trisha had always been a happy-go-lucky person who looked at the brighter side of things, till the day she started planning a baby. Soon she realized that there was nothing natural about trying to conceive naturally. To add to her woes, her younger sister, Mishti, was blessed with a baby without much ado. With her biological clock ticking at a pace faster than daily inflation, she decided to take charge and embrace the world of fertility treatments with the confidence that in no time she would be flaunting her baby bump. But soon she realized that the world of fertility treatments was not just overwhelming but also complex, demanding and expensive. From a wide range of blood tests to ovulation trackers, hormonal medicines, transvaginal scans, painful injections and seeking divine intervention, she endured it all and yet did not give up hope. She has come a long way from where she started (considering her dwindling bank balance), has been through a roller coaster of emotions (blame the hormonal injections) and learned a few valuable lessons about herself (she still sucks at accepting failures) in this incredible but daunting mission of conceiving a baby. Will she succeed in this arduous mission?


Pdf ebook: Dear Dragon Helps Out

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Summary: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon find the joy in being helpful to others. Character Education concepts. This pre-primer book contains

  • Author : Margaret Hillert
  • Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1684443717
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1819
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Description: Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon find the joy in being helpful to others. Character Education concepts. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.


Pdf ebook: Reframed

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Summary: For Stuart Shanker, the possibility of a truly just and free society begins with how we see and nurture our children. Shanker is renowned for using cutting

  • Author : Stuart Shanker
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487533829
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1352
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Description: For Stuart Shanker, the possibility of a truly just and free society begins with how we see and nurture our children. Shanker is renowned for using cutting-edge neuroscience to help children feel happy and think clearly by better regulating themselves. In his new book, Reframed, Shanker explores self-regulation in wider, social terms. Whereas his two previous books, Calm, Alert, and Learning and Self-Reg, were written for educators and parents, Reframed, the final book in the trilogy, unpacks the unique science and conceptual practices that are the very lifeblood of Self-Reg, making it an accessible read for new Self-Reggers. Reframed is grounded in the three basic principles of Shanker Self-Reg®: - There is no such thing as a bad, lazy, or stupid kid. - All people can learn to self-regulate in ways that promote rather than constrict growth. - There is no such thing as a "fixed outcome": trajectories can always be changed, at any point in the lifespan, if only we have the right knowledge and tools. Only a society that embraces these principles and strives to practice them, argues Shanker, can become a truly just society. The paradigm revolution presented in Reframed not only helps us understand the harrowing time we are living through, but inspires a profound sense of hope for the future. Shanker shows us how to build a compassionate society, one mind at a time.


Pdf ebook: Mothership

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Summary: Teen pregnancy is never easy—especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. The first in a new trilogy that’s part Juno and part Aliens.

  • Author : Martin Leicht,Isla Neal
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442429623
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: Teen pregnancy is never easy—especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. The first in a new trilogy that’s part Juno and part Aliens.


Pdf ebook: A History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition

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Summary: For over twenty years, A History of Anthropological Theory has provided a strong foundation for understanding anthropological thinking, tracing how the dis

  • Author : Paul A. Erickson,Liam D. Murphy
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487535961
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: For over twenty years, A History of Anthropological Theory has provided a strong foundation for understanding anthropological thinking, tracing how the discipline has evolved from its origins to the present day. The sixth edition of this important text offers substantial updates throughout, including more balanced coverage of the four fields of anthropology, an entirely new section on the Anthropocene, and significantly revised discussions of public anthropology, gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity. Written in accessible prose and enhanced with illustrations, key terms, and study questions in each section, this text remains essential reading for those interested in studying the history of anthropology. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, sixth edition, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the anthropology classroom.


Pdf ebook: Laziness Does Not Exist

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Summary: From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times bestsellin

  • Author : Devon Price
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982140135
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author) that examines the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough. Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks. Side hustles. Like many Americans, Dr. Devon Price believed that productivity was the best way to measure self-worth. Price was an overachiever from the start, graduating from both college and graduate school early, but that success came at a cost. After Price was diagnosed with a severe case of anemia and heart complications from overexertion, they were forced to examine the darker side of all this productivity. Laziness Does Not Exist explores the psychological underpinnings of the “laziness lie,” including its origins from the Puritans and how it has continued to proliferate as digital work tools have blurred the boundaries between work and life. Using in-depth research, Price explains that people today do far more work than nearly any other humans in history yet most of us often still feel we are not doing enough. Filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to do more, and featuring interviews with researchers, consultants, and experiences from real people drowning in too much work, Laziness Does Not Exist “is the book we all need right now” (Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet).


Pdf ebook: Cultures of Vision

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Summary: "This is a very strong, thought-provoking [volume]... "—George Marcus As home photographs shift from the print format to digital technology and as video

  • Author : Ron Burnett
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253116414
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1955
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Description: "This is a very strong, thought-provoking [volume]... "—George Marcus As home photographs shift from the print format to digital technology and as video moves from the television screen to multimedia, it is crucial to develop new strategies of interpreting and analyzing these images. Visit the author’s World Wide Web site: (2/19/03: Link is no longer active) http://www.facl.mcgill.ca/burnett/englishhome.html