'Bara and Pennington's edited volume successfully fills a huge void in the market for introductory textbooks to comparative politics which previously offered either descriptions of political processes and systems or overviews of the methodology of comparative analysis. By applying major political science theories to overviews of the core elements of political systems, the authors both enhance our understanding of these elements and provide readers an excellent introduction to comparative explanation' - Dr David Howarth, University of Edinburgh 'What is distinctive about this authoritative and comprehensive book on comparative politics is the way in which it is underpinned throughout by a the...
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Toolkit provides five phonemic awareness and two phonics diagnostic assessments (whole-class, multiple choice) with recording matrix, and all the targeted activities, word lists, colorful animal sound-spelling cards, and worksheets great teachers need to differentiate phonemic awareness and phonics instruction for developing or remedial readers. Designed by a reading specialist, these materials are kid-tested and teacher-approved. That means minimal prep time and instruction that directly targets student needs, as determined by the diagnostic assessments. The full reading intervention curriculum, Teaching Reading Strategies, includes contents of this book.
Often, the reason why students fail to achieve their academic potential is not because they lack effort, but because they have never learned the basic study skills necessary for success. The forty lessons in Essential Study Skillswill teach your students to work smarter, not harder. Students who master these skills will spend less time, and accomplish more during homework and study time. Their test study will be more productive and they will get better grades. Reading comprehension and vocabulary will improve. Their writing will make more sense and essays will be easier to plan and complete. They will memorize better and forget less. Their schoolwork will seem easier and will be much more enjoyable. Lastly, students will feel better about themselves as learners and will be more motivated to succeed. Ideal curriculum for study skill, life skill, Advocacy/Advisory, Opportunity Program classes. The easy-to-follow lesson format of 1. Personal Assessment 2. Study Skill Tips and 3. Reflection is ideal for self-guided learning and practice. 128 pages
Writing Openers and Fluency Toolkit teaches, models, and helps students practice proper sentence structure, sentence variety with different grammatical sentence constructions, and the rules of writing style to increase writing fluency and complexity. Over 100 writing openers with helpful teacher resources, including the popular Teaching Hints for the grammatically challenged, are formatted for direct instruction on the overhead projector, LCD projector, Elmo, or Smartboard with corresponding student worksheets. These openers are designed with the busy teacher in mind-no prep is needed and students self-correct. Additionally, this book provides eight timed expository writing fluencies with connected reading passages and graphic organizers. 132 pages
Differentiate grammar instruction for all of your students with Grammar Toolkit. A reliable, whole-class multiple-choice assessment for parts of speech and grammar pinpoints areas of grammatical deficiencies for each student. Targeted grammatical worksheets with formative assessments (and answers) help your students practice their deficiencies and master all the conventional grammar skills. Also provided are remedial worksheets in fragments, run-ons, subject and predicate, sentence structure, and more. 81 pages
Grammar Openers Toolkit provides 64 grammar openers to teach students all the grammar, mechanics, and spelling that they need to become effective writers. Throw away your old DOL or DLR and make sense out of your direct instruction with a sentence lifting program that has a true scope and sequence of instruction-and all with no additional teacher prep to allow teachers to teach on the fly. The Teaching Hints section in fine print is indispensable for the grammatically-challenged professional. The sentence lifting openers are set up for the overhead projector, LCD projector, Elmo, or Smartboard. 121 pages
The purpose of this dissertation is threefold: (i) to determine the number and acoustic-motor characteristics of the different phonation types, (ii) to develop auditorily-based speech processing methods suitable for the measurement of glottal parameters, (iii) to provide two equipollent pairs of glottal manner features that categorize the phonation types into the appropriate natural classes.
Critical Thinking Openers helps 7th-12th grade students learn metacognitive (thinking about thinking) strategies and problem-solving skills. This book provides 64 openers formatted for your LCD, Smartboard, or overhead projector. Simply display the page and have students respond on binder paper or in their writers notebooks-plenty of opportunities for creative response and interactive discussion. Students observe, interpret, apply, and revise ideas from the greatest thinkers and writers of all time-from Plato to Einstein to Rowling. After all, great thoughts induce great thinking. This ten-minute activity requires absolutely no teacher prep. Get the attendance done and get into the conversation. These openers set the thoughtful and creative tone for the rest of your class. Also provided are instructional resources on the five forms of logic and errors in reasoning. Help your students think out of the box and improve analytical reading and writing skills with your purchase of this resource. 76 pages
Essay Strategies Toolkit provides 42 sequenced writing strategy worksheets to move your students from simple three-word paragraphs to complex multi-paragraph essays. Using a time-tested numerical hierarchy, such as described in Step Up to Writing (R), these structured expository writing worksheets will help you differentiate writing instruction-all with no additional prep. The worksheets integrate grammatical instruction to help students improve sentence variety, coherence, and unity. Classroom posters that reinforce the writing skills learned in the essay strategy worksheets are included. The comprehensive curriculum, Teaching Essay Strategies, includes contents of this book and provides an entire year's worth of writing strategy practice, including writing fluencies, graphic organizers, sentence revisions, and writing openers.
Despite the growing belief in the efficacy of market forces, the ownership and use of land in Britain are now '...subject to a greater array of statutory controls than at any time since the introduction of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act'. 'Market failure' arguments are used in support of land use planning. However, in this radical attack on the present regime, Mark Pennington shows that such arguments are misguided. Planners, even if altruistic, could not gather and interpret the information which would be necessary to run an efficient land use planning system. In practice, planners have their own interests and are subject to pressure from special interest groups which benefit from the present regime. Fundamental change is required, according to Pennington. The system is over-centralised, there is too little experimentation, information is lacking and incentive structures are inappropriate. The costs of enforcing property rights could be reduced by entrepreneurial action in a market. Private covenants, deed restrictions and the establishment of proprietary communities are the way forward.