English Materials For Older Students
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Set of two books -- AbraVocabra: The Amazingly Sensible Approach to Teaching Vocabulary by Amy Rider and Randy Larson
â€œâ€¦ a book that makes teaching vocabulary easy and effective. The book includes 24 lists of 12 words--all words taken from newspapers, magazines, and television. The words are practical words that any reasonably educated person is likely to encounter in real life. "AbraVocabra" includes the following: "tip-off" sentences to help students figure out what the words mean; simple, student-friendly definitions; lots of ideas for getting the students to use, and thus learn, the words; interesting tests that do more than ask students to "regurgitate" definitions; and playing cards and instructions for playing the "Vocabra" game.â€
Spiral bound paperback for grades 6-9, a few stains but the interior pages are in good condition with no writing. New this sold for $21.95.
plus Word Roots, B1 from Critical Thinking Company
Paperback, some cover wear but overall in good condition with no writing, new this sells for $16.95. Asking for $14.00ppd for the set of two books.
Composition: Models and Exercises (First Course) by John E. Warriner
Liberty Edition, c. 1986. Six sections all with sub-sections. Sections include Finding ideas, The Paragraph, Choosing words, Description, Narration, and Exposition. Paperback has slight cover wear but overall in good or better condition; asking for $8.00ppd.
Set of two books: Write Source 2000: A Guide to Writing, Thinking, and Learning
From an Amazon review: â€œI have taught English with Write Source 2000 in classes ranging from seventh to twelfth grade. Once students realize that this user-friendly reference can save them time and give them autonomy, they prefer it. It is easy to generate lesson plans to get students started on using the books. Introduce a topic, such as subject-verb agreement or sentence-combining, use examples from Write Source 2000, help students find evidence in their own work of the problem, and let them see how well the book works to support editing. â€œ
Hardback book, 1999 edition. There is a used sticker on the back; otherwise, it is in very good condition. New it sold for $35.35.
plus The Write Stuff Adventure: Exploring the Art of Writing by Dean Rea
This is an oversized paperback in very good condition, inscribed by the author, with lots of great writing projects and ideas; it is intended for grades 5 and up. New it sells for $19.99. Asking for $22.00ppd for the set of two books. NOW $20.00ppd.
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Paperback in good or better condition with no marks inside. This sells for $16.99; asking for $8.00ppd.
Total Language Plus Christmas (TLP)
Student Study Guide with red cover, for middle and upper grades, includes the text and worksheets for three short stories: â€œA Pint of Judgment,â€ â€œThe Fir Tree,â€ and â€œThe Gift of the Magi.â€ Paperback in very good condition with no writing; asking for $7.00ppd.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve, translated by Mark Twain
From the Publisher: "The Diaries--written near the end of Mark Twain's life and career--are perhaps his wisest, most personal works. The wry humor we expect is matched by a heartbreaking tenderness found nowhere else in his writings. And it was only in Eve that Twain ever wrote from a woman's viewpoint. An afterword details Twain's fascination with Adam and the parallels between his own marriage and Adam and Eve as depicted in the Diaries."
Hdbk with dust jacket, illustrated by Michael Mojher. There is a name embossed on front page otherwise the book is in very good condition. This sells for $18.95 new; asking for $7.00ppd.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
New paperback (I actually have two copies), sold for $15.00; asking for $6.00ppd (each).
True Grit by Charles Portis
Paperback, with afterword by Donna Tartt, in very good condition; asking for $6.00ppd.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Hardback, A Studio Book, The Viking Press, wonderful color illustrations by Arthur Rackham on glossy pages plus black and white drawings; slight cover wear but overall in good or better condition. Asking for $10.00ppd.
Set of two Shakespeare plays:
Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare), ed. Braunmuller; very good condition, retails for $7.00.
plus Macbeth (Harbrace Shakespeare series), ed. Kortes. High school edition includes vocabulary and activities/questions. Ex-school, bent cover, overall in good condition, retail price unknown.
Paperbacks with no writing. Asking for $9.00ppd for these two paperbacks. NOW $8.00ppd.
Hot Fudge Monday: Tasty Ways to Teach Parts of Speech to Students Who Have a Hard Time Swallowing Anything to Do With Grammar, 2nd ed., by Randy Larson
Spiral bound, ex-lib, cover is creased but interior pages are in good condition with no writing. Original price was $21.95; asking for $10.00ppd. NOW $9.00ppd. NOW $8.00ppd.
Set of two: Reader's Handbook: A Student Guide for Reading and Learning
This is from Great Source for grades 6 through 8. It "empowers students with the tools and strategies they need to become better learners in every subject area-from English, history, and geography, to science and mathematics. The Reader's Handbook helps students:
* develop an in-depth understanding of Before, During, and After reading
* build essential reading skills and strategies for comprehending different
types of reading materials and genres;
* learn and apply key reading strategies and comprehension tools including
note-taking, outlining, cause-effect diagrams, and double-entry journals."
Red paperback, c. 2002, with over 700 pages in good/very good condition. The publisher sells this for $29.10.
plus Reader's Handbook - Student Applications Book, Grade 8
Large paperback covered in contact paper, ex-school, in good/very good condition. The publisher sells this for $11.35; asking for $18.00ppd for the set of two books. NOW $16.00ppd.
Writers Inc.: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
From an Amazon review: â€œThis is the writing resource that I wish I had been introduced to back in high school when writing essays and term papers. It is accessible for high school students but can also provide guidance for those out of school.â€
Hardback, c. 1996, slight cover wear but overall in good or better condition with no writing inside. Original price was $35.35; asking for $12.00ppd.
Set of three SAT Vocabulary books:
Vocabulary Cartoons 2 by Burchers
Paperback with creased cover, no writing inside. Original price was $12.95.
plus Tooth and Nail: A Novel Approach to the SAT by Elster and Elliot
Paperback, no writing inside, cost new was $13.00.
plus Hot Words for the SAT, 3rd ed., by Linda Carnevale
Paperback, first eight lessons of 37 completed, new cost was $9.99.
Asking for $15.00ppd for the set of three books. NOW $13.00ppd.
Set of two books: Daily Warm-Ups Spelling and Grammar, Level 1 by Catherine DePino (from Walch)
Paperback in very good condition with no writing. This sells new for $20.00.
plus Painless Grammar by Rebecca Elliott
Paperback, shelf wear on cover but inside pages are in very good condition with no writing. Sold new for $8.95. Asking for $12.00ppd for the two books. NOW $11.00ppd.
Set of two: Write for College: A Student Handbook by Patrick Sebranek
This is a great writing handbook for high school and college aged students from Great Source (who also publish Writers Inc). It is a paperback (copyright date 1997) that is filled with great resources. Slight cover wear but overall in good/very good condition with no marks. New the publisher is selling this for $37.60.
plus The Elements of Style, 3rd ed., by Strunk and White
Small paperback, yellowed pages, some cover wear, but overall in good condition. Iâ€™m asking for $16.00ppd for the two books. NOW $14.00ppd.
Set of three books: Write for College: A Student Handbook by Patrick Sebranek
This is a great writing handbook for high school and college aged students from Great Source (who also publish Writers Inc). It is a hardback (copyright 1997) that is filled with great resources. Ex-school, some cover wear, but overall in good/very good condition with no marks. Amazon sells this for $27.39
plus a free copy of Real Writing Interactive: A Brief Guide to Writing Paragraphs and Essays by Susan Anker
This is an evaluation copy (thus cannot be sold), copyright 2014 in very good condition.
and a free copy of They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing with Readings by Graff, Birkenstein, and Durst
""They Say / I Say" shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing." This has an anthology of 32 readings. Paperback in good/very good condition with no marks. Asking for $20.00ppd for the trio.
Alcestis by Euripides (translated and adapted by Ted Hughes)
From Library Journal: â€œThis new verse translation and adaptation of Euripides' earliest surviving classic, Alcestis (438 B.C.E.), was British Poet Laureate Hughes's last translation before his death in 1998. Ironically, the character Death plays a prominent part in the drama. In order to let her husband, King Admetos, live, queen Alcestis gives up her young life in a bargain arranged by Apollo with Death. The tragic outcome is thwarted when Heracles visits the palace without knowing of Alcestis's death. After learning of Admetos's bereavement, Heracles, in gratitude, decides to rescue Alcestis from Death in a wrestling match. His success reunites the royal couple. â€¦ Hughes's poetic style is full of beauty and pathos. Highly recommended â€¦â€- Ming-ming Shen Kuo, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Hardback with dust jacket, very good condition. Original price was $20.00 and the paperback
version now sells for $13.00; asking for $9.00ppd. NOW $8.00ppd. NOW $7.00ppd.
His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical Essays On Philip Pullman's Trilogy by Scott and Lenz
From the publisher: "Edited by Millicent Lenzâ€”renowned for her study of Pullmanâ€™s workâ€”this is the first book to place His Dark Materials in critical perspective. The fourteen diverse essays within offer literary and historical analysis as well as approaches from such disciplines as theology, storytelling, and linguistics." New paperback, still in plastic wrap, sells new for $27.95; asking for $14.00ppd. NOW $9.00ppd. NOW $8.00ppd. NOW $7.00ppd.
Prices include postage within the US only. These come from a non-smoking and no pet home. I would prefer to be paid by a money order (in which case I will ship immediately) but will also accept a personal check (in which case I will ship once your check clears). Sorry, but I do not take PayPal (though we can discuss PayPal paid gift cards if this is your only option). If you would like insurance, add an additional $2.05.
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