2012 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms
160 pp., 7" x 10", illustrations, $27.95 paper, CIP included
Teachers College Press
This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburg's highly acclaimed approach to teaching...in your classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students' curiosity. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay that sets the stage of a key moment in American history....Following each essay are all the materials you'll need to teach this topic...as well as suggestions for where to find additional resources on the Internet and guidance for assessing students' understanding of core historical ideas. [This book] will help you use your textbook creatively and give you ideas [to] enhance students' skills in reading comprehension. Get started today and watch the excitement unfold in your classroom!
LC 2011005108, ISBN 0807752134 (p.)
Understanding Language: A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek & Latin
190 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 paper, CIP included
The Catholic University of America Press
Understanding Language is an essential companion to introductory texts on Greek and Latin. Donald Fairbairn discusses the fundamentals of both ancient languages and presents the basic building blocks of language. The book deals first with function (what nouns and verbs must do) and then explains how the forms of Greek and Latin achieve the needed functions. As a result, the book helps to make the hard tasks of memorizing forms and learning syntax easier and more enjoyable. With this much-needed book, students gain a broad understanding of the way the classical languages work before they begin with the details.
LC 2010050051, ISBN 9780813218663 (p.)