Monthly Archives: November 2012

Approaches to the Common Core: MORE THOUGHTS ON ANNOTATION

My previous entry on annotation may have oversimplified things.  Although annotation is important, that doesn’t mean it’s EASY.  Students often struggle with it, for several reasons which we need to address: We fail to establish the rationale for annotating.  In … Continue reading

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Friends: I apologize for the delay in posting.  Hurricane Sandy hit my town (Belmar, NJ) pretty hard: at least one 30-foot wave flooded the north half of town, and most of the boardwalk was torn up and swept down our … Continue reading

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