Laraine E. Flemming Words Matter

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Words Matter

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Words Matter features a conceptual approach to teaching mid- to high-level vocabulary. Each chapter introduces ten words linked together by theme, such as humor, light, heat, and friendship. This common thread helps students to compare and contrast words related in meaning or structure. As a result, students have multiple opportunities to form connections and anchor each new word and its meaning in their long-term memory. Readings also focus on topics of social and historical importance so that students expand their cultural literacy along with their vocabulary.

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After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at laflemm@comcast.net or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.

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1. Setting the Stage 2. From Beginning to End 3. More Beginnings and Endings 4. All Well and Good 5. Light and Dark 6. High and Low 7. Getting Mad and Making Up 8. Words on Wit and Humor 9. Speaking of Appearances 10. In a Manner of Speaking 11. Focusing on Language and Literature 12. Character Comments 13. More Character Comments 14. Bad Behavior 15. The Language of Praise and Blame 16. More on Praise and Blame 17. Food Chat 18. Following the Rules 19. Moral and Immoral 20. Getting Emotional 21. In Sickness and in Health 22. Living with the Animals 23. Clearing the Way 24. Analyzing Arguments 25. Building Vocabulary

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