Everyday ReadingEveryday Reading

readings of wartime newspapers, participating in public celebrations where print was central, and by associating with ... contact between people and print—the first stage toward the transformation of print media into everyday reading.

Author: William G. Acree

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826517890


Page: 247

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Describes the Rio de la Plata in South America, which had the highest literacy rates in Latin America and describes how the region's print and literary culture, including newspapers, political advertisements and schoolbooks influenced the population's everyday lives.

Everyday ReadingEveryday Reading

... would call a “tactic” of everyday reading by which people resist the routine and “efficient” flow of information, and therein frustrate the market's attempt to order and discipline how people read and navigate the textual landscapes ...

Author: Mike Chasar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231158640


Page: 302

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Exploring poetry scrapbooks, old-time radio show recordings, advertising verse, corporate archives, and Hallmark greeting cards, among other unconventional sources, Mike Chasar casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers. He shows how American poetry in the first half of the twentieth century and its reception helped set the stage for the dynamics of popular culture and mass media today. Poetry was then part and parcel of American popular culture, spreading rapidly as the consumer economy expanded and companies exploited its profit-making potential. Poetry also offered ordinary Americans creative, emotional, political, and intellectual modes of expression, whether through scrapbooking, participation in radio programs, or poetry contests. Reenvisioning the uses of twentieth-century poetry, Chasar provides a richer understanding of the innovations of modernist and avant-garde poets and the American reading public's sophisticated powers of feeling and perception.

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013 2014 Teaching and Learning Achieving quality for allEFA Global Monitoring Report 2013 2014 Teaching and Learning Achieving quality for all

Box 1.4.2: Engagement in everyday reading activities helps sustain literacy skills The number of years spent in school is the most important predictor of literacy skills. However, everyday reading activities such as sending text ...

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789231042553


Page: 476

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The 2013/2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalized have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention. Worldwide, 250 million children many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds are not learning the basics. Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All describes how policy-makers can support and sustain a quality education system for all children, regardless of background, by providing the best teachers. The Report also documents global progress in achieving Education for All goals and provides lessons for setting a new education agenda post-2015. In addition, the Report identifies that insufficient financing is hindering advances in education.

The Discourse of Reading GroupsThe Discourse of Reading Groups

In an Australian study, Collinson (2009) asked readers outside the academy about their reading history, their reading habits, and whether they shared books with others. His findings suggest that these readers favour 'everyday' ...

Author: David Peplow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317914099


Page: 204

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Of interest in their own terms as a significant cultural practice, reading groups also provide a window on the everyday interpretation of literary texts. While reading is often considered a solitary process, reading groups constitute a form of social reading, where interpretations are produced and displayed in discourse. The Discourse of Reading Groups is a study of such joint conceptual activity, and how this is necessarily embedded in interpersonal activity and the production of reader identities. Uniquely in this context it draws on, and seeks to integrate, ideas from both cognitive and social linguistics. The book will be of interest to scholars in literacy studies as well as cultural and literary studies, the history of reading, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, digital technologies and educational research.

Literacy as Numbers Teacher s BookLiteracy as Numbers Teacher s Book

With regard to everyday (non-workplace) practices, the OECD developed an index of reading activities (OECD 2013b, chapter 20). Participants were asked how often they read (1) directions or instructions; (2) letters, memos or emails; ...

Author: Mary Hamilton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107525177


Page: 260

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This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view.

Everyday Reading SkillsEveryday Reading Skills

Answers to all exercises are included. A companion volume to 'Everyday Reading Skills: Elementary'. One in the 'Everyday Reading Skills' series.

Author: Desley Mullen


ISBN: 0195538072


Page: 88

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Workbook which provides real-life reading activities for mature-age beginner ESL students. Focusing on language, vocabulary and grammar, it includes 20units of work graded in difficulty within four modules. Answers to all exercises are included. A companion volume to 'Everyday Reading Skills: Elementary'. One in the 'Everyday Reading Skills' series.

Understanding Language UnderstandingUnderstanding Language Understanding

Importance of Text Structure in Everyday Reading Bonnie J. F. Meyer For a moment , think about the last novel which you read . Now , consider the latest newspaper article you read . Both of these pieces of texts involved similar ...

Author: Ashwin Ram

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262181924


Page: 499

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This book highlights cutting-edge research relevant to the building of a computational model of reading comprehension, as in the processing and understanding of a natural language text or story. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of reading, with contributions from computer science, psychology, and philosophy. Contributors cover the theoretical and psychological foundations of the research in discussions of what it means to understand a text, how one builds a computational model, and related issues in knowledge representation and reasoning. The book also addresses some of the broader issues that a natural language system must deal with, such as reading in context, linguistic novelty, and information extraction.

The Handy Literature Answer BookThe Handy Literature Answer Book

The emphasis in this kind of everyday reading is on extracting necessary information (for example, what time and where to meet, who won the game and by what score, the formula needed to master the problem in a textbook).

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578596782


Page: 496

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From the epic of Gilgamesh to Aristotle and Cicero, and from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to Wuthering Heights, War and Peace, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Nobel-winning lyrics of Bob Dylan, the world of literature is an integral part of our lives. Great literature can shape and form thoughts and opinions as well as influence politics and predict the future. Reading can truly enrich our lives, but it can sometimes be daunting to get the most out of a great work of literature. The Handy Literature Answer Book: Understand and Enjoy Meanings, Symbolism, and Signs in Great Works is an engaging, easy-to-read look at literature basics such as themes, symbols, context, and other literary devices. Different literary forms, including novels, poems, plays, short stories, memoirs, and literary nonfiction are analyzed. Hundreds of important stories and great works are used as illustrative examples. Learn about the five basic questions for any work of literature, including “What is the significance of a title?” “What is conflict?” “What is character development?” “What is point of view?” “How does a setting affect a story?” “What are the different schools of literary criticism?” and many more. Bringing the most out of the reading experience, The Handy Literature Answer Book deciphers and analyzes stories, novels, and verses through insightful in-depth answers to nearly 400 common questions. You will also read about such fascinating tidbits as ... • What are the key components of literature? • How is reading literature different from other kinds of reading? • Why is artful reading so hard? • What do poems do? • How should a poem be read for its comparisons—metaphors and similes? • What, according to Poe, should be the method of the short story writer? • How do you recognize the difference between story and plot in a short story? • How can you recognize a symbol? • What are the defining characteristics of the novel? • How did the novel evolve from a popular literary entertainment to the modern novel? • What is the difference between drama and theater? • What is the best way to understand and appreciate Shakespearean drama? • What approaches should you take in reading an essay? • What are characteristics of a memoir? This handy primer also includes a glossary of essential literary terms, a timeline, a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. Making reading more enriching, rewarding, and enjoyable, The Handy Literature Answer Book is a wonderful, eye-opening read!

Weak NationalismsWeak Nationalisms

Everyday life is abundant with synecdoche because, as Certeau notes, “synecdoche makes more dense: it amplifies the detail ... But in everyday life we read onward, without great concern that our everyday reading collapses into itself.

Author: Douglas Dowland

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496216014


Page: 282

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The question “What is America?” has taken on new urgency. Weak Nationalisms explores the emotional dynamics behind that question by examining how a range of authors have attempted to answer it through nonfiction since the Second World War, revealing the complex and dynamic ways in which affects shape the literary construction of everyday experience in the United States. Douglas Dowland studies these attempts to define the nation in an eclectic selection of texts from writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, John Steinbeck, Charles Kuralt, Jane Smiley, and Sarah Vowell. Each of these texts makes use of synecdoche, and Weak Nationalisms shows how this rhetorical technique is variously driven by affects including curiosity, discontent, hopefulness, and incredulity. In exploring the function of synecdoche in the creative construction of the United States, Dowland draws attention to the evocative politics and literary richness of nationalism and connects critical literary practices to broader discussions involving affect theory and cultural representation.

Survey of China Mainland PressSurvey of China Mainland Press

Reading Chairman Mao's Books and Criticizing Revisionism Every Day (Peking Jen-min Jih-pao, September 17, 1970) Obeying Chairman Mao's great teaching "One of our current important tasks on the ideological front is to unfold criticism of ...

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong)


ISBN: UCSC:32106019731238



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Success in Reading and WritingSuccess in Reading and Writing

SUCCESS classes , on the other hand , know exactly what to expect every day and are active in anticipating and planning their own learning activities . A student may choose to read about Michael Jordan or the NFL and write a rap instead ...

Author: Lisa Lord

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 0673360067


Page: 288

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Here's a proven framework and time-management tool for creating an integrated reading, writing, and learning program with a child-centered approach and professional teaching philosophy. 180 lessons in each manual use everyday reading materials. Second Edition. Hardbound.

Reading the Cozy MysteryReading the Cozy Mystery

Reading is primarily an individual experience with the readers selecting books they feel connect to their own interests or desires. But as Scott McCracken posits in his essay “Reading Time: Popular Fiction and the Everyday,” reading is ...

Author: Phyllis M. Betz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677279


Page: 236

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With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Public PagesPublic Pages

He distinguishes “everyday reading” from reading for personal aesthetic or specialized knowledge, which implies much more limited access. Acree's study reveals a productive meshing of written and oral everyday reading practices, ...

Author: Marcy Schwartz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315187


Page: 304

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Public reading programs are flourishing in many Latin American cities in the new millennium. They defy the conception of reading as solitary and private by literally taking literature to the streets to create new communities of readers. From institutional and official to informal and spontaneous, the reading programs all use public space, distribute creative writing to a mass public, foster collective rather than individual reading, and provide access to literature in unconventional arenas. The first international study of contemporary print culture in the Americas, Public Pages reveals how recent cultural policy and collective literary reading intervene in public space to promote social integration in cities in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile. Marcy Schwartz looks at broad institutional programs such as UNESCO World Book Capital campaigns and the distribution of free books on public transportation, as well as local initiatives that produce handmade books out of recycled materials (known as cartoneras) and display banned books at former military detention centers. She maps the connection between literary reading and the development of cultural citizenship in Latin America, with municipalities, cultural centers, and groups of ordinary citizens harnessing reading as an activity both social and literary. Along with other strategies for reclaiming democracy after decades of authoritarian regimes and political violence, as well as responding to neoliberal economic policies, these acts of reading collectively in public settings invite civic participation and affirm local belonging.

Reading as a Philosophical PracticeReading as a Philosophical Practice

Instead , I'll focus on the kinds of reading that are most familiar to most people — everyday reading for pleasure — and on the experiences people have while engaged in it . I'll pay special attention to the puzzles and paradoxes ...

Author: Robert Piercey

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785276088


Page: 140

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Reading as a Philosophical Practice asks why reading—everyday reading for pleasure—matters so profoundly to so many people. Its answer is that reading is an implicitly philosophical activity. To passionate readers, it is a way of working through, and taking a stand on, certain fundamental questions about who and what we are, how we should live, and how we relate to other things. The book examines the lessons that the activity of reading seems to teach about selfhood, morality and ontology, and it tries to clarify the sometimes paradoxical claims that serious readers have made about it. To do so, it proposes an original theoretical framework based on Virginia Woolf’s notion of the common reader and Alasdair MacIntyre’s conception of practice. It also asks whether reading can continue to play this role as paper is replaced by electronic screens.

Experimental Pragmatics semanticsExperimental Pragmatics semantics

Obviously an answer preferring a life-span-reading is more accessible than an answer which is directed towards an everyday-reading, and speaker-intu- itions concerning life-span-readings are stronger than intuitions in favour of an ...

Author: Jörg Meibauer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255587


Page: 240

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In recent years, a lively debate ensued on an old issue, namely the proper distinction between semantics and pragmatics against the background of the classical Gricean distinction between what is said and what is implicated . From a linguist s point of view, however, there has always been a regrettable lack of empirical data in this otherwise sophisticated debate. Recently, a new strand of research emerged under the name of experimental pragmatics, the attempt to gain experimental data on pragmatic and semantic issues by using psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic methods. This volume brings together work by scholars engaging in experimental research on the semantics/pragmatics distinction. The contribution of experimental pragmatics to pragmatic and semantic theory is discussed from a number of different angles, ranging from implicature and pragmatic enrichment to pragmatic acquisition, pragmatic impairment, and pragmatic processing. In addition, methodological issues are discussed. The contributions will appeal to theoretical linguists, psycholinguists, neurolinguists, and language philosophers."

Effective Screen ReadingEffective Screen Reading

If you can maintain this velocity and comprehension with your everyday reading, you will have the extra time indicated in Figure 2.22 at your disposal. The total extra time available depends on the total hours you currently use for ...

Author: Tarmo Toikka

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 9781599961118


Page: 231

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Did you know reading text on a computer screen can be as much as 30 percent slower with less comprehension than reading printed text? Reading electronic text, e-mails and Web pages on a computer screen is different. Thats why this book is important no matter what industry you are in. Effective Screen Reading provides tried-and-tested principles for increasing your on-screen productivity and effectiveness. The easy-to-handle and quick-reference guide is the first book to address fast and effective reading and learning via the computer screen. Learn various techniques for better using your vision skills. Find out why sitting correctly in front of the screen is critical. Discover how to improve concentration and understanding of what you read. Examine e-mail folder structure and filing principles. Each chapter includes a preview of the goals of the chapter and topics to be covered and a summary of the highlights.

But I m Not a Reading TeacherBut I m Not a Reading Teacher

We cannot overlook the importance of student performance on reading comprehension questions that appear, ... If you teach to the test, the skills will not carry over to everyday reading, but if you consistently and systematically teach ...

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317930594


Page: 176

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This book shows content area teachers in middle and high schools how to boost student achievement by including lessons and strategies which focus on students' reading comprehension without detracting from content area focus. These mini-lessons and strategies are research-based and address the specific literacy challenges of each particular subject area (social studies, mathematics, science, etc.). The author has provided a large number of reading examples from texts, sample tests and assessments, and actual mini-lessons, their content areas identified by marginal tabs.

Transforming Reading Skills in the Secondary SchoolTransforming Reading Skills in the Secondary School

Involve your child in everyday reading. Newspapers, magazines, letters, catalogues, match programmes, school textbooks, web pages, instruction manuals or recipe books are all excellent examples of everyday reading material and will ...

Author: Pat Guy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317442912


Page: 102

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Transforming Reading Skills in the Secondary School is a commonsense text designed to help practitioners working in a mainstream context. The book suggests ways to develop the underlying skills necessary for good reading through multiple pathways such as mainstream subject lessons, individual and small group support sessions, whole school initiatives, the use of reading mentors and home-school liaison opportunities. Brimming with ideas and activities, Pat Guy explores a variety of different aspects of reading, including: how reading is taught and why it is such an important skill for the individual how to motivate the reluctant reader the role played by the mainstream & specialist teacher underlying problems pupils may face how to increase parental involvement reasons why a pupil’s comprehension might be limited the role of the School Librarian the relevance to reading of vocabulary and general knowledge. Anyone wanting to develop the reading skills of secondary pupils who struggle will find this a resource they return to time and time again.

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural RevolutionRhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Known as tiantian du XX in Chinese , Everyday Reading was a ritual involving the reading and reciting of Mao's ... Readings and recitations could be done by an entire group , or one individual might take the lead while others listened .

Author: Xing Lu

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035431


Page: 250

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Now known to the Chinese as the ten years of chaos, the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) brought death to thousands of Chinese and persecution to millions. Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period. Xing Lu examines how leaders of the Communist Party constructed and enacted a rhetoric in political contexts to legitimize power and violence and to dehumanize a group of people identified as class enemies. Lu provides close readings of the movement's primary texts - political slogans, official propaganda, wall posters, and the lyrics of mass songs and model operas. She also scrutinizes such ritualistic practices as the loyalty dance, denunciation rallies, political study sessions, and criticism and self-criticism meetings. that of her family, as well as with interviews conducted in China and the United States with persons who experienced the Cultural Revolution during their teenage years. Through rhetorical analyses Lu addresses the questions of why such a cultural holocaust happened in China, how speech became so cultic and politicized, and how the rhetoric of fanaticism induced terror and mass hysteria. Lu contends that the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution has impacted Chinese thought, culture, and communication in ominous ways. In the name of defending Mao's revolutionary cause, the Cultural Revolution polarized Chinese thought through its deployment of moralistic terms, filled human relationships with hatred and mistrust, and replaced rich a artistic expression with formulaic political jargon and tedious ideological cliches. To illustrate the severity of the revolution's after-effects, Lu examines public discourse in contemporary China and compares the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution with that of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany.


On the semantic level, for instance, the everyday reading of fruit occupies a more central position than the archaic reading 'offspring' or the technical reading. Various indications may be adduced for this central position.

Author: D. A. Cruse

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110113082


Page: 964

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This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction. For "classic" linguistics there appears to be a need for a review of the state of the art which will provide a reference base for the rapid advances in research undertaken from a variety of theoretical standpoints, while in the more recent branches of communication science the handbooks will give researchers both an verview and orientation. To attain these objectives, the series will aim for a standard comparable to that of the leading handbooks in other disciplines, and to this end will strive for comprehensiveness, theoretical explicitness, reliable documentation of data and findings, and up-to-date methodology. The editors, both of the series and of the individual volumes, and the individual contributors, are committed to this aim. The languages of publication are English, German, and French. The main aim of the series is to provide an appropriate account of the state of the art in the various areas of linguistics and communication science covered by each of the various handbooks; however no inflexible pre-set limits will be imposed on the scope of each volume. The series is open-ended, and can thus take account of further developments in the field. This conception, coupled with the necessity of allowing adequate time for each volume to be prepared with the necessary care, means that there is no set time-table for the publication of the whole series. Each volume will be a self-contained work, complete in itself. The order in which the handbooks are published does not imply any rank ordering, but is determined by the way in which the series is organized; the editor of the whole series enlist a competent editor for each individual volume. Once the principal editor for a volume has been found, he or she then has a completely free hand in the choice of co-editors and contributors. The editors plan each volume independently of the others, being governed only by general formal principles. The series editor only intervene where questions of delineation between individual volumes are concerned. It is felt that this (modus operandi) is best suited to achieving the objectives of the series, namely to give a competent account of the present state of knowledge and of the perception of the problems in the area covered by each volume.