Today, there is a national reading crisis in America. It is imperative that schools, educators and parents return to phonics and phonemic awareness methods of reading instruction. When 40% of our students in public schools are either completely illiterate or functionally illiterate, it is time to address the root cause of this problem. The whole language reading or look and say is not working.
This funny collection of true criminal trial stories is black humor at its best. In a profession where every one is a character, Judge Gail Roy Fraties stood alone. Ironical, cynical, human, compassionate, literary, educated, Fraties was a wonderful writer who saw the humor in the darkness of criminal law. This is one book you will reread many times!
Grandpa's dead but his words aren't. Long live grandpa.
In a world where words mean nothing, the Temples of Words honor the Literates by entombing them in the catacombs below, where they continue to write their posthumous works from the confines of their coffins.
The Book of Days consists of a short story told each day by a man trying to talk himself back to sanity. These daily inventions emulate the styles of everything from traditional ghost stories to the works of O’Henry and James Whitcomb Riley, from westerns to fifties science fiction. As a sequence illustrating the narrator’s deep internal struggle, these stories build to an electrifying whole.