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Mastering Public Speaking equips students with a firm grounding in the hows and whys of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the Eighth Edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener. Teaching & Learning Experience *Personalize Learning-MySpeechLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. With tools such as MediaShare (our video upload and commenting tool), MyOutline, and self-assessments in MyPersonalityProfile, MySpeechLab works with students and instructors to personalize the learning experience and make it more effective.*Improve Skill Development and Application- Key Points boxes, chapter outlines, marginal glossary entries, and bulleted chapter summaries reinforce instruction and aid student review. Theory into Practice (TIP) features in every chapter help students understand and apply concepts and strategies of public communication to enhance their speaking competence. *Engage Students- Speaking with Confidence features throughout the Eighth Edition have students explain in their own words how various aspects of the speech process help build confidence. Furthermore, the Eighth Edition of Mastering Public Speaking is more streamlined and user-friendly, has more bulleted lists and new bulleted summaries that make it easier for you to find the chapter content you are looking for, and is formatted in a smaller trim size that makes it easier to carry and use in class. *ExploreExamples of a diversity of speakers and occasions: student and professional speakers; classroom and contest student speeches; speeches by two-year, four-year, and graduate school students; informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches (Ch. 15, 17, 18 & Appendix).*Emphasize Learning Outcomes - Learning outcomes appear on the chapter-opening spread and correspond to the important concepts covered in each chapter. Additionally, online tools in MySpeechLab, such as MediaShare, provide a strong assessment tool for measuring students' mastery of your course's learning outcomes through their speeches. *Understand Theory and Research - The Eighth Edition provides a current guide to student research using databases, academic search engines, and Internet sources, with an updated emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites and a new discussion of the use of Wikipedia. In addition, two solid chapters on persuasion highlight persuasive theory and application and types of argument, and include a discussion of logical fallacies. Students also can access Pearson's MySearchLab where students can get extensive help on the research process as well as can access four databases of credible and reliable source material (for details, please see www.mysearchlab.com ).MySearchLab also contains an AutoCite feature that assists students in the creation of a Works Cited document (using APA, MLA, or Chicago formats), as well as Pearson's SourceCheck, which encourages students to accurately document and cite their sources. *Support Instructors- Strong supplements package along with activities and assessments in MySpeechLab. ClassPrep, located within MySpeechLab, contains videos, lectures, classroom activities, audio clips, and more.
Nisa Qamar is 10 years old, living in Johannesburg, South Africa with her single mum, Zainab, her little sister Aisha and their 3-year-old twin brothers, Ali and Isa. Nisa loves books, ice cream, bicycles and hanging out with her bestie. She also has a special bond with her grandmother who tells her wonderful stories from the past. Gran teaches her the importance of prayer and The Verse of the Throne ie aayat ul qursi.
Written as an adventure with the thematic elements of good triumphing over evil, Nisa uncovers a plot to take over her school by the evil TroubleMaker. In a race against time she has to figure out who she can trust on this quest or lose the game to the Master of Jinniaville.
This story is the first in the series and actively promotes the idea that even a young child can make a difference by keeping the heart clean and making the choice to do good over evil.
Quiz your family at home with crosswords, puzzles and games. Run your own pub quiz with 500 brand new general knowledge quizzes. With 10,000 questions arranged in easy, medium and difficult categories, you can set the pace as quiz master for your friends and family, or pit yourself against the Collins Quiz Master in a battle of wits. Q: What's inside this book? A: 500 quizzes covering everything from pop stars to death stars. Each round is a mixture of themes and potluck, with the questions heading from friendly teasers to ones that will scramble even an egghead's brains. Q: Who is it for? A: You, your mum, your dad, your family and friends, the man down the road and two halves of the crowd at your local. Each quiz provides good clean fun for all. The answers are quick and easy to find so that anyone can pick this up and become the ultimate quiz master!
In this blockbuster instalment of the bestselling Middle School series, Rafe and all the favourite characters from James Patterson's books for kids get caught up in a hilarious adventure – together for the first time!
Rafe and Jimmy, two misunderstood troublemakers, are finally up to something good. They're in charge of a huge celebration of books and reading – but when a small issue snowballs into a big problem that threatens to derail the whole event, they need to work fast to keep things on track!
And the best part? Rafe and Jimmy are joined by the funniest storytellers they know, including Jamie Grimm from I FUNNY, Jacky Ha-Ha, the Kidd family of TREASURE HUNTERS, super-genius Max Einstein – everyone's favourite characters from James Patterson's bestselling series for kids!
A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren. For most the summer holidays in a small Swedish town would be spent swimming, fishing, or sailing. But a super sleuth like Kalle Blomkvist is always looking for the next case to crack. So when a mysterious stranger arrives in town he finds the perfect excuse to start an investigation, one that will draw him and his friends into a thrilling case of theft and deception. The first of three thrilling detective stories for readers of 9+, perfect for fans of character led mystery book such as Murder Most Unladylike and Ruby Redfort.
A story of imagination and adventure from the acclaimed author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, and Daddy Long Legs illustrator Aurélie Guillerey.
Who will Albert be next? A fearless mountaineer, a brilliant mechanical engineer or a galactic megalord? Anything is possible with an imagination like Albert's as he powers through his day.
As a boy, Albert is nervous in a swimming lesson, but as Zandrian Delaclair, Antarctic Submariner and slayer of vampire cuttlefish, he's as brave and bold as can be. Show and Tell in front of the whole class can be a bit scary, but by imagining himself to be Professor Octavius Pickleswick he's proud to show off his greatest invention yet.
A brilliantly funny story, full of exciting things to look at, about the joys of being whoever you want to be . . . and the comfort of sometimes just being yourself.
Study & Master Life Skills has been specially developed to support the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). The comprehensive Learner's Book: * provides activities that develop learners' knowledge and understanding of each of the topics covered in the Life Skills curriculum * contains Weekly Readings especially developed for the series * offers current and relevant content set out according to the curriculum document * gives clear, illustrated instructions for Physical Education and Creative Arts activities. It also has an innovative Teacher's Guide with CD-ROM.
When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick, Erin, they had just foiled the plans of three bumbling burglars. In the depths of a smelly, dangerous Dumpster of Doom, the two pals hid from the vengeful thieves - and the police! Now, Max and Erin face foes old and new as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection - and detention! - while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?
There is a world of content to explore in Roblox, and Carlton's brand-new Master Gamer's Guide has everything you need to find, beat and even create the best games. This book contains info on the hottest Roblox games like Jailbreak and Hide and Seek Extreme, plus top tips to get you to the top of the leader boards, earn Robux, and impress your mates. There's even an easy-to-follow guide to start making your own games, plus crucial info on how to stay safe and have fun when you're playing online.
Minecraft Master Builder: Dragons is a step-by-step player's manual to help children aged 9+ - as well as 'kids of all ages' (i.e. mum and dad) - build incredible masterpieces inspired by monsters from ancient legend, as well real-life dragon-like creatures. There's even information on all kinds of dragons, including pictures, facts and mythology. Featuring everything from cockatrices to dragonets, komodo dragons to ice dragons, this fun and interactive guide will inspire readers to build amazing monstrous Minecraft models. Each build is rated a Quick, Intermediate, Master or Supreme Master Build; a list of materials is provided for each project, plus guidance on how long each build will take.
The Level 1 e-book, which is compatible with devices running Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, features eight units of high-interest content and includes embedded audio and video. The e-book also includes an access code to ELEteca, an online platform designed for both students and teachers, which includes interactive and collaborative activities, audiovisual resources and materials for self-assessment and independent study.
The Level 2 e-book, which is compatible with devices running Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, features eight units of high-interest content and includes embedded audio and video. The e-book also includes an access code to ELEteca, an online platform designed for both students and teachers, which includes interactive and collaborative activities, audiovisual resources and materials for self-assessment and independent study.
Life can't get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player - every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilise the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who is the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who is pretty sure Sam is an idiot. As it becomes clear Sam is meant for power magic-the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery-people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown, but all humankind.
Become a master of Minecraft with this ultimate builder's guide! Follow the step-by-step instructions to create 30 incredible builds, from sky fortresses to aircraft carriers. The specially created builds are split into quick, intermediate and master level, and the guide is packed with facts, hints and tips about blocks, biomes, mobs and more. Get ready to stretch your imagination to the limit!
Become a Minecraft master builder with this incredible step-by-step guide to creating 15 amazing Minecraft masterpieces! There are Quick, Intermediate and Master builds - specially created just for this book - plus tricks and tips from expert Minecrafters to help you improve your construction skills. From igloos to aircraft carriers, rollercoasters to sky fortresses, this truly interactive guide will inspire every Minecrafter to stretch their imagination to the limit!
The race is on to find the Gold Key! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow. In the 12th book of this fantasy series, Maldred is after the powerful Gold Key! Drake and Rori travel to the lair of the Gold Dragon to help protect the key. There, they meet a new Dragon Master named Darma. If dark wizard Maldred gets his hands on the Gold Key, he will be one step closer to controlling a powerful Earthquake Dragon. Can the Dragon Masters stop him before it's too late? The action is nonstop in this exciting, heavily illustrated early chapter book series!
The Ditty Photocopy Masters provide children with additional practice in reading short sentences and texts that contain Set 1 (and some Set 2) Speed Sounds. They also include short and simple writing and comprehension activities. The first set of ditties can be used as a gradual introduction to short groups of words before children read the Red Ditty Books. The second set of ditties can be used after the children have read the Red Ditty Books for further practice. The third set of ditties can be used for children who have read Set 1 Green Storybooks and Set 2 Purple Storybooks but need more practice reading words with ay, ee, igh, ow, oo before reading Set 3 Pink Storybooks. This Handbook is part of the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, developed by Ruth Miskin. The programme is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It includes Handbooks, Sounds Cards, Word Cards, Storybooks, Non-fiction, Writing books and an Online resource. Read Write Inc. is fully supported by comprehensive professional development from Ruth Miskin Training to ensure its easy implementation.
A first-of-a-kind addition to the Minecraft market, Minecraft Master Builder World Tour is an incredible step-by-step guide to creating your own amazing Minecraft masterpieces. Full of fascinating Minecraft facts, figures and trivia, this is a step-by-step player's manual to help children aged 9+ build incredible masterpieces from around the world. From theatres and bridges, to monuments and palaces, this fun and interactive guide will inspire readers to use their imagination to build the impossible. Simple-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 15 constructions that have been specially created by expert Minecrafters for this book, divided into five continents. Also, each build is rated as Quick, Intermediate or Master Build; a list of materials is provided for each project, plus guidance on how long each build will take.
Laurenzo and Jiacomo are identical twins, as alike as two drops of water. No one can tell them apart (which comes in very handy for playing tricks on their teachers). And no one can split them up. But when tragedy strikes their carefree young lives, they must make their own way in the world. As each brother chooses his own path - hardworking Laurenzo to make beautiful objects from gold and silver, and fearless Jiacomo to travel, explore and become an unlikely thief - it is the start of a series of incredible escapades that will test them to their limits. Along the way they will face terrible danger, solve cunning riddles, become prisoners in a castle, sail across the ocean, fall in and out of love, stay at an enchanted inn, help save a priceless pearl, even become kings by mistake. They must use all their talents, wiles and wisdom to survive. Are you ready to join them?
The number one bestselling author of Alex Rider gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of ten twisted tales.
This chilling collection of ten nightmarish and fiendishly funny short stories is a perfect read for fearless children. From a train journey straight to hell, out of control robots with a murderous streak and even a television show where death is the penalty - these terrifying tales display the dazzling wit and wicked humour of master storyteller Anthony Horowitz, and are guaranteed to make your blood curdle and your spine tingle.
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