Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Wednesday’s Writing Tip

Is that a real word? Have you ever had a conversation where the person you are speaking with throws in a word that you have never heard before? The English language has morphed over the years, slang terms used as …

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Punctuation Pauses

Please share these with family or friends or anyone you know who hasn’t realized the value of punctuation…. Getting the Punctuation Right An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing,” on the blackboard and directed the …

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Techno Teaching ~ Students Blogging 101

I just visited a wonderful website called http://edublogs.org/. Here teachers can sign up their class; giving each student their own separate page to publish blogs. Not all of the blogs have been edited by the children, some have remained unpolished and …

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Wednesday’s Writing: Inspirational Quotations

We’ve all seen them before: inspirational quotations. They frequent prominent areas on people’s Facebook and Myspace profiles. They appear on daily quickwrite questions and are used by friends and families to give an uplifting word to one another. So how …

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Wednesday’s Writing Query

The Lost Art of Letter Writing When’s the last time you sat down to compose a letter?Not a Hallmark card, an actual handwritten letter. In this day and age of text and email, letter writing ( or snail mail as …

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Do Schools Kill Creativity? A Must Watch Video.

Our Childrens’ Future: We Won’t Be Around For it , But They Will Please take a moment ( a long moment for the video is 20 minutes) to watch this incredible video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking to a TED …

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Tough Love for Schools

March 6, 2010 School’s Shake-Up Is Embraced by the President By STEVEN GREENHOUSE and SAM DILLON A Rhode Island school board’s decision to fire the entire faculty of a poorly performing school, and President Obama’s endorsement of the action, has …

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SAT Essay Quotes – Practice #9

Take a look at the following quotes. Think about what questions about life each quote suggests, and then, concur up two or three examples from your knowledge to support two different perspectives. We have supplied a few questions under each …

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Replacing No Child Left Behind

February 22, 2010 Obama to Propose New Reading and Math Standards By SAM DILLON WASHINGTON — In a proposed change to the No Child Left Behind law, the Obama administration would require states to adopt new academic standards to qualify …

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Promoting 10th Graders Early

February 18, 2010 High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early By SAM DILLON Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to …

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