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18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style

18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style

Voices from the Days of Slavery, Audio Interviews (American Memory from the Library of Congress) Former Slaves Tell Their Stories The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. All known recordings of former slaves in the American Folklife Center are included in this presentation. Faces and Voices from the Presentation Biographies of the Interviewers 12 Scientific Ways Reading Can Actually Improve Your Life Rainy Mood

Resources for Implementing Indiana's Common Core Standards Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:22am Posted: Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:22amUpdated: Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:51am On August 3, 2010, the Indiana State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English/Language Arts (E/LA). Overview of Standards Learn More about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Support for Special Educators and Administrators CCSS Toolboxes Below are teacher resource toolbox for implementing Indiana's Common Core. Mathematics Toolboxes INCC Professional Development Resources Project SUCCESS: Indiana Resource Network for the Higher Academic Achievement for Students with DisabilitiesProfessional Development Modules from Student Achievement Partners: These modules are intended for use by educators: in the delivery of professional development, in professional learning communities, or for individual learning. Resources for Parents Additional Resources

Living in a Van Was the Best Financial Decision I Ever Made By Ken Ilungas, Special to The Motley Fool On the first night I tried to sleep in my van, I was lying in my sleeping bag sprawled out on the backseat, parked in a mostly empty Walmart parking lot. I'd wake up every 15 minutes because I was nervous that the security guard driving past my van would knock on my door and make me leave. My new home had 60 square feet and four wheels. While most people would consider living in a van an embarrassment, a low point, or even a "rock bottom," it would -- though I didn't realize it then -- turn out to be the greatest financial decision I'd ever made. No one would end up waking me up in the Walmart lot, and, over the next two years, almost all of my other fears would prove to be entirely unfounded. Debt-free; Dirt Poor In January 2009, when I'd decided to move into the van, I was nearly broke. I had next to nothing because I'd just finished paying off my $32,000 undergraduate school debt. My answer: a $1,500 '94 Ford Econoline. Amazingly, it worked.

Lecture on Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Custom Search Lecture on Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [The following is the text of a lecture prepared by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC (now Vancouver Island University), and delivered in LBST 402 on April 10, 1997. This document is in the public domain, released June 1999] For comments or questions, please contact Ian Johnston Introduction For our final text of this semester (and the Liberal Studies program) we are considering the first major work of a writer who, in the thirty years since this play first appeared, has emerged as a leading playwright in England, one of the most popular and frequently produced writer there, (perhaps, with the exception of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, the high priest of McTheatre, the most popular). Dramatic Horizons of Significance Traditional drama presents human actions in a social context. In these plays, furthermore, there is a discernible and consistent logic in the actions of the characters.

Writing in the Right Way Simple words. Powerful strategy. The new technologies may radically change writing, mostly for the better, but the improvement is not automatic by any means. In smokestack schools, writing was often confused with the process of putting words down on paper in the same structure as an outline prepared in advance with appropriate Roman numerals and capital letters representing the major ideas arranged in some logical fashion. Once a first draft was completed, the focus was often upon the correction of mechanical and grammatical errors. During the 1970s, writing as process - first appearing as the Bay Area Writing Project - pointed to a different view of writing, one which permitted a far longer period for incubation of ideas and thoughts, one which emphasized multiple versions, flexibility, audience, non-linear thinking and peer review. Combined with the word processor and a program such as Inspiration™, writing as process offers the prospect of idea processing. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Assessment

Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands "It isn't often that a society gets a chance to start afresh, and I think that moment is here." —Chester E. Finn, Jr The Common Core State Standards Initiative offers the following overlapping Lexile bands (or Lexile ranges**, as defined by Common Core) to place texts in the following text complexity grade bands. We have realigned our Lexile ranges to match the Common Core Standards' text complexity grade bands and adjusted upward its trajectory of reading comprehension development through the grades to indicate that all students should be reading at the college and career readiness level by no later than the end of high school. New research was released on August 15, 2012 concerning text complexity. The Common Core Standards advocate a "staircase" of increasing text complexity, beginning in grade 2, so that students can develop their reading skills and apply them to more difficult texts. Please contact us for more information. *Chester E.

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