Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1429997044
Size: 20.25 MB
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 1613834527
Size: 14.82 MB
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In this powerful novel, a teenage heroine delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school.

Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 1417750812
Size: 10.52 MB
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The tough, tender, and darkly funny story of a teenage outcast.

Learning To Stand Speak

Author: Mary Kelley
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080783064X
Size: 15.40 MB
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Education was decisive in recasting women's subjectivity and the felt reality of their collective experience in post-Revolutionary and antebellum America. Asking how and why women shaped their lives anew through education, Mary Kelley measures the signifi

Speak With Distinction

Author: Edith Skinner
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781476842240
Size: 16.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Applause Books). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index, abundant guides to pronunciations, new sections featuring such details as the complete "Ask-List" of words, a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds, greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences, and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. Speak With Distinction can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers, speech coaches and directors.

Speak

Author: Rudolph Verderber
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111830298
Size: 13.79 MB
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Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with hundreds of students and faculty, SPEAK is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. SPEAK guides students through the speech-making process with six Speech Plan Action Step activities that prompt them to develop effective speeches. With the help of sample speeches, class prep cards for instructors, chapter-by-chapter study cards for students, numerous online tools, techniques to help students address anxiety and ethical issues, and much more, SPEAK helps students gain an exceptional foundation for creating and delivering their speeches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.