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What I Learned in Summer School

I just finished my last session of summer school, ever. (We are not allowed to work in a public school for sixty days after retirement. I retire in June, 2014. After that, it’s unlikely that I would return for summer … Continue reading

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It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)

I’m 55 years old, and I like picture books. When I check out a stack of picture books from our terrific local library, my favorite circulation clerk shakes her head and says, “Gary. We really need to do something about … Continue reading

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“Why Read?”

After our in-class reading time today, my English II class had a few spare minutes. I wrote on the board “Why Read?” and asked this group of sophomores, “Why do we read books? What good does it do?” Hands shot … Continue reading

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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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