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The Pencilsword: Lights, camera, action READ more from The Pencilsword: My World &The Word and The Most Valuable Vote In New Zealand. This content is brought to you with funding support from New Zealand On Air. Grades 6-8: Text Deep-Dive Concrete Found Poems Standards Met: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1; R.2; R.3 What You Need: Fiction, dramatic, or nonfiction texts; Concrete Found Poem reproducible; drawing or construction paper; pens, markers, and crayons What to Do: One novel way to go deeper into a prose text is through poetry. By combining two poetic forms—the concrete, or shaped, poem and the “found” poem, which is composed solely of words from another text—you can push students’ thinking and analysis to a higher level.

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them. A floating tax shelter photographed in its natural habitat. Flickr user "OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS", CC. In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government, too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more examples below. 1. The mortgage interest deduction for big houses and second homes.

How Students Can Overcome Their Fear Of Failure This is a guest post by Daniel Wong of Living Large. “Put your notes away. It’s time to take the test,” says your teacher. The Best Story Ever „The Body“ by Stephen King: The Body by Stephen King The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them--words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were In your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it.

Ever Been Told to 'Check Your Privilege?' Here's What That Really Means The first time I was told to “check my privilege,” I’ll be honest, I was angry. I was defensive. And most of all, I was offended. It’s not like my life had ever been particularly easy. Growing up with bipolar disorder and being queer, I often felt like I was fighting an uphill battle.

10 Qualities Every Alpha Male Should Look For In A Girlfriend Alpha men and women are those who shape the world. They are our leaders, our trendsetters, our troublemakers and our innovators. Without them, the human race could not progress. Being an alpha male is great in many ways and depressing in countless others. More often than not, we’ll find the most difficult task for us is finding a partner — finding someone to rule the world with us. K-12 Passages to Build Reading Stamina Skip to main content <div id="nojs-warning">WARNING: Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display</div> Sign InRegister The Solution to Reading Comprehension That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) The Atlantic recently published the cover article for their September issue — it’s entitled “That’s Not Funny: Today’s College Students Can’t Take a Joke,” by Caitlin Flanagan. It is very similar in tone to recent essays that have appeared in Salon and New York Magazine, all of which argue that the recent rise in “political correctness” is destroying comedy, college campuses, liberal politics, and perhaps civilization more generally. Flanagan’s article opens with three comedians who are about to perform at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). One of the comics laments that he wouldn’t be able to do his routine about “giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma” at this event because, if he did, he surely wouldn’t be booked for any lucrative college events this upcoming year. You know, because of “political correctness.”

What is Self-harm? 10 common methods There are many ways people can harm themselves, usually people assume ‘self-harm’ is referring to cutting this is just one of the many methods. Here I explain about this and some other common methods all of which I have some personal experience of and I will give brief details of my own experience to help with the explanations… self-injurious behaviour is a key diagnostic criteria for Borderline personality Disorder, but it can also be a condition in it’s own right, or related to other problems. It can be addictive and some self-harmer’s will experience ‘urges’ to act in these ways as I explain in my previous post *Trigger* Thinking about Self-harm It is not about other people (attention-seeking), although other people may have triggered a person to self-harm, the actual action is entirely about the self. 1.

The Lady, or the Tiger? (Frank R. Stockton) Text & MP3 File Download MP3 Now, the VOA Special English program, AMERICAN STORIES. We present the short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong Source: Data from Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others. That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids, and that gap has only grown the past few decades. Indeed, economists Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane calculate that, between 1972 and 2006, high-income parents increased their spending on "enrichment activities" for their children by 151 percent in inflation-adjusted terms, compared to 57 percent for low-income parents.

Brazil Enslaved An enslaved woman is sitting with her white charge in her lap. She is well dressed in a pristine white headdress and an off-the-shoulder blouse, wearing bracelets and rings and necklaces. She stares straight at the camera, somberly. The image was probably commissioned by the family as a memento, according to experts. It creates the illusion that nannies in the slavery period were held in affection and even esteem. But the reality was very different, says Maria Elena Machado, one of the foremost experts on slavery in Brazil. What It’s Like To Starve Yourself Starving yourself is a lot easier than you might think. You start out with an itch, but one that comes from the inside, a feeling that fingers can’t reach. That feeling turns to pain, but not the pangs you’ve been promised.