Monthly Archives: February 2013

Punchy Insights, or How to Avoid Writing Like a Robot*

If you think about why we READ books, magazines, newspapers—really, anything other than a grocery list—it’s because we want to learn something.  We want to understand something we didn’t grasp before, or we want to know more about something, know … Continue reading

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APPROACHES TO THE COMMON CORE: Quadrant Analysis as a Way to Boost Comprehension

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  They should also add, “And it’s a great way for students to practice comprehension skills, build background knowledge, and become inspired through inquiry.”  If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward, fun … Continue reading

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