Monthly Archives: February 2014

“200 PROMPTS FOR ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING”: A GIFT FROM THE NY TIMES

Every once in a while, a resource emerges that is so helpful it leaves me speechless.  If you are looking for prompts for argumentative writing, this resource will help.  If you are looking for articles related to such prompts, it … Continue reading

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TRYING TO MAKE PARCC SAMPLE ITEMS MORE USER-FRIENDLY

The PARCC people seem determined to make life difficult for those of us who are trying to prepare our students for these forthcoming assessments.  Recently, they released “new” computerized sample items, which are helpful, BUT there’s a problem.  If you … Continue reading

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