Detailed Methods of Instruction:Third Year Work (Classic Reprint) Adda P. Wertz
Structural Drafting - A Practical Presentation of Drafting and Detailed Methods used in Drawing up Specifications for Structural Steel Work: Frank O. Dufour
The historical origins of Arthur Conan Doyle´s iconic character, the reality of practices of crime detection in the Sherlock Holmes era, and the timeline of the developing interpretations of the character across popular culture are explored in this detailed resource for fans of any Sherlock Holmes manifestation.
This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ´coming-of-age´ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships and other social structures. This book considers a variety of different American cultures (in terms of race, class and gender) and a range of contemporary coming-of-age novels, so that aesthetic judgements about the fiction might be made in the context of the social history that fiction represents. A series of questions are asked: Does the coming-of-age moment in these novels coincide with an interpretation of the ´fall´ of America? What kind of national commentary does it therefore facilitate? Is the bildungsroman a quintessentially American genre? What can it usefully tell us about contemporary American culture? Although the focus is on the contemporary period, this is placed in the context of reference to earlier novels and criticism of the genre, as well as historical changes in the status of the family, and the adolescent within it. Features Provides detailed interpretations of 12 key contemporary novels from authors including Purple America by Rick Moody, The Age of Consent by Geoffrey Wolff, The Virgin Suicides by Jefffrey Eugenides and Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Explains the importance of the coming-of-age genre to the broader American literature canon. Makes a significant intervention in contemporary debate about what is most valuable in recent American fiction.
This report is the second in a multi-part technical report series describing the development, calibration and validation of standards-based tests for English as a first foreign language at the Institute for Educational Progress (Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen, IQB) in Berlin, Germany. It details the empirical basis of the calibration of the test item pool and criterion-referenced standard-setting procedures. The aim is to make transparent the decisions, methods and procedures which led to the setting of cut-scores in alignment with the National Educational Standards (NES) (i.e., the Länderübergreifende Bildungsstandards) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) for English as a first foreign language. Standards were set for the lower secondary school level of Hauptschulabschluss and Mittlerer Bildungsabschluss. This second report describes the process of relating the standards-based proficiency tests to the CEF levels, delineating the purpose of the tests, the aims of the standard-setting procedures, the rationale of the chosen procedures, and the use of the Manual for Linking Language Examinations to the CEF. This is followed by a detailed description of the two standard-setting methods employed, the Bookmark method and the computer-assisted Criterion Mapping method-developed and implemented by the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center, University of California. This volume provides information on how the standard-setting sessions were conducted in collaboration with BEAR Center, and describes procedures, data gathering, and issues and problems which arose during the course of the study. The report concludes with a synthesis of the standard-setting study´s results, and discusses the implications of how these results are reported and presented to stakeholders and policy makers.
Vocabulary Activities is an invaluable resource for new and experienced teachers alike. It includes ideas for introducing, practising, expanding and exploring vocabulary, as well as a selection of fun word games, which are perfect for every classroom. These teacher-friendly activities are clearly-written and wide-ranging, and the book also contains a detailed guidelines section outlining the key principles involved in teaching and practising vocabulary. In addition, the accompanying CD-ROM contains print-ready materials which can be put to immediate use in class.
This book shows how principles of self-regulated learning are being implemented in secondary classrooms. The 14 chapters are theoretically driven and supported by empirical research and address all common high school content areas. The book comprises 29 lesson plans in English language arts, natural and physical sciences, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, art, music, health, and physical education. Additionally, the chapters address students with special needs, technology, and homework. Each chapter begins with one or more lesson plans written by master teachers, followed by narratives explaining how the lesson plans were implemented. The chapters conclude with an analysis written by expert researchers of the self-regulated learning elements in the lessons. Each lesson and each analysis incorporate relevant educational standards for that area. Different types of high schools in several states serve as venues. This powerful new book edited by Maria K. DiBenedetto provides a unique and invaluable resource for both secondary teachers and researchers committed to supporting adolescents in the development of academic self-regulation. Each chapter is jointly written by teachers who provide a wealth of materials, including lesson plans, and researchers who situate these lesson plans and academic self-regulation goals within the larger work on self-regulation. The topics covered are far broader than any other book I have seen in terms of developing academic self-regulation, covering over a dozen content areas, including literacy, mathematics, social studies, the sciences, and the arts. Teachers and scholars alike will find this book a must read. Karen Harris, EdD, Arizona State University A practical and magnificent blend of educational research and application. This book goes beyond presenting the findings of research on self regulation by connecting detailed strategies that align with the standards to the research. DiBenedetto et al. clearly illustrate how to develop self regulated learners in the classroom. A refreshing must read for all secondary educators and educational researchers seeking to be well grounded in education research and practical application techniques. Heather Brookman, PhD, Fusion Academy- Park Avenue Self-regulated learning is a research-based process by which teachers help students realize their own role in the learning process. Connecting Self-Regulated Learning and Performance with Instruction Across High School Content Areas consists of model teachers´ lessons and analyses by prominent educational psychologists in the field of self-regulated learning. The book provides teachers with the tools needed to increase students´ awareness of learning and inspires all educators to use self-regulated learning to promote engagement, motivation, and achievement in their students. The book also provides administrators with the principles needed to infuse evidenced based self-regulated learning into their curriculum and instruction. I highly recommend the book! Marty Richburg, Northside High School
Spectral methods, particularly in their multidomain version, have become firmly established as a mainstream tool for scientific and engineering computation. While retaining the tight integration between the theoretical and practical aspects of spectral methods that was the hallmark of their 1988 book, Canuto et al. now incorporate the many improvements in the algorithms and the theory of spectral methods that have been made since then. This second new treatment, Evolution to Complex Geometries and Applications to Fluid Dynamics, provides an extensive overview of the essential algorithmic and theoretical aspects of spectral methods for complex geometries, in addition to detailed discussions of spectral algorithms for fluid dynamics in simple and complex geometries. Modern strategies for constructing spectral approximations in complex domains, such as spectral elements, mortar elements, and discontinuous Galerkin methods, as well as patching collocation, are introduced, analyzed, and demonstrated by means of numerous numerical examples. Representative simulations from continuum mechanics are also shown. Efficient domain decomposition preconditioners (of both Schwarz and Schur type) that are amenable to parallel implementation are surveyed. The discussion of spectral algorithms for fluid dynamics in single domains focuses on proven algorithms for the boundary-layer equations, linear and nonlinear stability analyses, incompressible Navier-Stokes problems, and both inviscid and viscous compressible flows. An overview of the modern approach to computing incompressible flows in general geometries using high-order, spectral discretizations is also provided. The recent companion book Fundamentals in Single Domains discusses the fundamentals of the approximation of solutions to ordinary and partial differential equations on single domains by expansions in smooth, global basis functions. The essential concepts and formulas from this book are included in the current text for the reader s convenience.
Are you tired of dealing with algae? Are you ready to be the party host, while also having the option of relaxing seclusion? With this pool care audiobook, you´ll soon discover how to enjoy your pool while knowing all you need to know about it! Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: Different methods of chlorinating Pumps and filter explanations Heating methods Chemical retention methods Pool surface materials and why they matter Different vacuuming methods How to do DIY pool care How to treat your pool for algae Much, much more! Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061870/bk_acx0_061870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always wanted to put your thoughts and feelings into the form of musical lyrics but couldn´t quite make the transition? If so, then How to Write Lyrics for Beginners in 24 Hours or Less: A Detailed Guide is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will find everything you need to walk you through the lyrics-writing process to ensure you go from novice to maestro in no time flat. Writing successful lyrics is all about feeling strong emotions about a person, event or set of circumstances and expressing those feelings in a unique, well thought out way. The rest is simply understanding the proper placement of lines and verse and knowing how to properly expand upon any initial ideas you may have until they form the type of cohesive thought that is easy to set to music. This guide will walk you through all of the particulars in such a way that you can´t help but come up with the basic outlines of a song, if not a rough version of the whole thing. Let your inner lyricist out for a spin, consider picking up this guide today. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: A breakdown of common song and chorus/verse structures Surefire tips to ensure you make the most of any inspiration Guaranteed methods of improving your word choice for maximum results Specific chapters detailing extra tips for writing love songs, rock songs and rap songs Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ezekiel Robison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068655/bk_acx0_068655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.