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Arrested (Reading) Development?

Is it possible to skip developmental levels in reading? My classes of accelerated sophomores read books of their own choosing for part of each class period. I’ve noticed that quite a few of them choose books below their reading level, … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Technology

Let me tell you about my Aunt Leone. She’s 83, a cancer survivor, a stroke survivor, blind except for a little peripheral vision in her right eye. She is my mother’s oldest sister and one of my last connections to … Continue reading

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But What If We Try?

My biggest experiment of the year involves sophomores reading books of their own choosing. I’ve noticed that student enthusiasm for reading frequently nosedives in about 8th grade, maybe a little earlier for boys. This trend has been even more marked … Continue reading

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