Tag Archives: Punchy Insights

New TLC page: OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE WRITING!

In response to popular demand, I have added a new page to the TLC Website: Open-ended Response Writing!  No matter what grade or subject you teach, your students will benefit from the tools featured on this page. Check it out!

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OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE Care Package

As much as we would like to know what the PARCC Assessments are really going to look like, this year all we have to go on is what our State Department of Education tells us.  And in my home state … Continue reading

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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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