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Reader Idea | Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class The New York TimesFrom left, The Times’s columnists Maureen Dowd, David Brooks and Gail Collins. A teacher in Georgia, Randy Fair, uses their columns in class to discuss the art of persuasive language.Go to the Opinion section » Here is another in our Great Ideas From Readers series. If you’ve used The Times for teaching and learning and would like to see your idea featured on our blog, write in and tell us what you’ve done. Teacher: Randy Fair Institution: Milton High School, Milton, Ga. Grade or Level of Students: Secondary (ages 14-18) Idea: Using The New York Times’s Opinion section to teach columnists’ devices in their art of persuasive language, and to create debate on their topics — in and out of class. Why We Chose It: Classroom conversations, inspired by Times articles, that are so lively that students are still debating the issues long into the night? What Mr. In my Advanced Placement Language class, I use an editorial each week in an activity we call “Rhetoric Friday.” — Randy Fair

VCAL Sample Assessment Task Templates - Information for Providers - VCAL - VCAA Page Content The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. The VCAL gives you practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate. Announcements NEW! VCAL 4 Life is a short video that introduces the VCAL to students and parents who are considering options for senior secondary study.VCAL First is a guide for teachers new to the VCAL produced by the Victorian Applied Learning Association (VALA). NEW! Further information For Students & ParentsInformation for students and parents on choosing VCAL, what counts towards a VCAL program and where the VCAL will lead students. For EmployersInformation for Employers considering taking on a VCAL student in their workplace. At a glance Where To Now?

Poetry Pairing | June 9, 2011 In our weekly “Poetry Pairing” series, we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to feature a work from its American Life in Poetry project alongside content from The Times that somehow echoes, extends or challenges the poem’s themes. Each poem is introduced briefly by Ted Kooser, a former United States poet laureate. This week’s pairing: the poem “Uniforms” and an article from 2010, “You Made Me Wear This.” Please note: This summer we’re planning to experiment a bit with this feature. Poem Here’s a fine poem by my fellow Nebraskan, Barbara Schmitz, who offers us a picture of people we’ve all observed but haven’t thought to write about. — Ted Kooser Uniforms By Barbara Schmitz It is very hot — 92 today — to be wearing a stocking cap, but the adolescent swaggering through the grocery store automatic door doesn’t seem to mind; does not even appear to be perspiring. Times Selection Excerpt In “You Made Me Wear This,” Simone S.

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