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The Word Detective

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 9780465096527
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A charmingly full, frank, and humorous account of a career dedicated to rigorous lexicographic rectitude. . . .[John Simpson] is an absolute hero." --Lynne Truss, New York Times Can you drink a glass of balderdash? And what do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? The answers to these questions can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary. There is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments than its former chief editor, John Simpson. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being, how culture shapes language, and how technology transforms words. A brilliant and deeply humane expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight and inspire any lover of language.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Word Detective

Author : Evan Morris
ISBN : UVA:X004465991
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 50.24 MB
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Explains the origin and development of various words and phrases through a collection of the author's language columns, arranged in question-and-answer format.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Lesson Level K Be A Word Detective

Author : Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781480769007
Genre :
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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

American Mystery And Detective Novels

Author : Larry Landrum
ISBN : 0313213879
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56.39 MB
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A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Word Detective In German

Author : Heather Amery
ISBN : 0860206645
Genre : German language
File Size : 64.17 MB
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Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns in German by using these parts of speech in stories.
Category: German language

Word Detective Grade 2

Author : Ann Richmond Fisher
ISBN : 1641529601
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 23.5 MB
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A fun spelling mystery for second grade sleuths Kids love learning through amusing games and activities--and what's more fun than learning to spell by solving a mystery? As they weave their way through Word Detective, they'll learn to spell 200 words through 130 engaging puzzles. When they complete the spelling (grade 2) book, they'll be able to solve "The Case of the Hidden Gold." Each chapter in this spelling (grade 2) book will take them through different themes like friends, family, and animals. Creative puzzles will help them practice the words, and they'll use some of them in their own sentences. This spelling (grade 2) book includes: This is going to be F-U-N!--They'll encounter plenty of spelling (grade 2) exercises including Letter Slide, Merry-Go-Round, and Crack the Code. Whodunit--The answers to the puzzles reveal secret letters that, when put together, solve the case. Words they'll use--They'll learn words for colors, emotions, and other topics from 10 chapters that will help them describe the world around them. Word Detective is everything a spelling (grade 2) book should be and more! Learning new words has never been this much fun.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Dime Novel Detective

Author : Gary Hoppenstand
ISBN : 0879722134
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 75.68 MB
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This volume offers a combination of representative dime novel detective fiction, presented in order of the respective series' first publication dates, and bibliographic material, which can assist the future scholar of the dime novels. Stories are reprinted from The New York Detective Library, Old Cap Collier, Old Sleuth Library, Bob Brooks Library, and Secret Service.
Category: Fiction

Beyond Rue Morgue Further Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe S First Detective

Author : Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN : 9781781161760
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 24.89 MB
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Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and established many literary devices used in future fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Beyond Rue Morgue invites its authors to continue Dupin's exploits, while retaining that touch of the strange and macabre for which Poe's work is so well known.
Category: Fiction

Shona Word Detective

Author : John Agard
ISBN : 1781127867
Genre : Children's stories
File Size : 35.27 MB
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Shona has always loved words and for many years she has written down any strange word she finds to create her very own thesaurus! When her and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many beautiful languages still thriving, even within their classroom.
Category: Children's stories

Reading First And Beyond

Author : Cathy Collins Block
ISBN : 1412914973
Genre : Education
File Size : 45.71 MB
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Packed with enriching ideas for all educators, this guide summarizes the key areas of the Reading First program to provide a comprehensive understanding of its components.
Category: Education