Sister Bernadette s Barking Dog

Author: Kitty Burns Florey
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612194028
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method? Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd “Brainy” Kellogg and his wealthy accomplice Alonzo Reed ... the inferior “balloon diagram” predecessor ... and what diagrams of sentences by Hemingway, Welty, Proust, Kerouac and other famous writers reveal about them. Florey also offers up her own common-sense approach to learning and using good grammar. And she answers some of literature’s most pressing questions: Was Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper a better grammarian? What are the silliest grammar rules? And what’s Gertude Stein got to do with any of it?

Playing with Sketches

Author: Whitney Sherman
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592538614
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Art

Beginning with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play, this book brings you through a series of basic warm-up exercises that can be combined with later projects. Then you'll move quickly on to more challenging and engaging exercises, including word games, dimensional shapes, and inventive sketchbooks and letterforms, eventually creating a "toolkit" of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. This book features creative, adaptable ideas, and numerous examples of designers and artists responses to each exercise, giving you a peek into their way of thinking and seeing.

Vex Hex Smash Smooch Let Verbs Power Your Writing

Author: Constance Hale
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393084269
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is more than just a writing handbook; it’s a key to unlocking every writer’s innate creativity by offering countless paths to verbal expressiveness." —San Francisco Chronicle Great sentences pivot on great verbs. In Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, Constance Hale, best-selling author of Sin and Syntax, zeroes in on verbs that make bad writing sour and good writing sing. Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: “Vex” tackles tough syntax, “Hex” debunks myths about verbs, “Smash” warns of bad writing habits, and “Smooch” showcases exemplary writing. A veteran journalist and writing teacher, Hale peppers her advice with pop-culture references and adapts her expertise for writers of every level. With examples ranging from the tangled clauses of Henry James and the piercing insight of Joan Didion to the punchy gerunds of the Coen brothers and the passive verbs of CEOs on trial, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch offers a reenergized take on the “little despot of the sentence.”

The Sense of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698170308
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” — Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Brain based teaching for all subjects

Author: Madlon T. Laster
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1578867215
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

Discusses how to use cognitive instruction to help students see commonalities and patterns in a particular concept and includes examples of visual patterns.

Teaching Julius Caesar

Author: Lyn Fairchild Hawks
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 0814151086
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism


ISBN: STANFORD:36105123023108
Release Date: 2006-11
Genre: Celebrities

Script and Scribble

Author: Kitty Burns Florey
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612193052
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"A witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting." —The Wall Street Journal Let a self-confessed "penmanship nut" take you on a tour of the strange and beautiful world of handwriting. Since her Catholic school days learning the Palmer Method, Kitty Burns Florey has been in love with handwriting, and can't imagine a world where schools forego handwriting drills in favor of teaching something called keyboarding. In this "winsome mix of memoir and call to arms" (Chicago Tribune), Florey weaves together the evolution of writing implements and scripts, pen-collecting societies, the golden age of American penmanship, and the growth in popularity of handwriting analysis, and asks the question: Is writing by hand really no longer necessary in today's busy world? "Charmingly composed and handsomely presented," Script & Scribble traces the history of penmanship to the importance of writing by hand in an increasingly digital age (The Boston Globe). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Amity Street

Author: Kitty Burns Florey
ISBN: 1887043292
Release Date: 2016-11
Genre: Fiction

Amity Street is the sequel to Kitty Burns Florey's 2012 novel The Writing Master, which took place in New Haven in 1856. Amity Street moves ahead 35 years: it is now 1892. Anna Felice, a wealthy former opera star, travels from Rome, Italy, to America--to Manhattan, to New Haven, finally to Amherst, Massachusetts--in search of the truth about her birth. In Amherst, Anna encounters the man who can shed light on the facts about her shadowy past. As the shocking story gradually the story comes clear, she also meets many of the town's inhabitants, including Hazel Cooper, the writing master's daughter, who fears she is condemned to a life of spinsterhood; Hazel's mother, Maud, an aging suffragist; a musically gifted young woman in need of guidance; and Hazel's cousin, the eccentric, enigmatic, oddly lovable Davey Chillick. Much to Anna's surprise, as she learns the startling facts about her background, she begins to fall in love with a little country town and the people in it. Amity Street is the product of the author's long admiration for Victorian novels and her fascination with social history. The research for the book encompassed fashion, railroads, cooking, the training of hawks, the teaching of singing, the suffragist movement, and the early days of baseball. Most of all, the novel is deeply immersed in the history--the architecture, the shops, the colleges, the farms, the customs--of a small New England town not long before the turn of the century, and the end of an era.


Author: Prisca Augustyn
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 0495902853
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

STATIONEN: EIN KURSBUCH FÜR DIE MITTELSTUFE is an intermediate level German program that gives you real world information you need to take your study of the German language to the next level.