Tag Archives: Reading

Reflections on Cuba: Functionally Eradicating Illiteracy

Cuba is a fascinating diverse island nation with a complex history and a rich culture. While on the island, I got the opportunity to visit a teacher preparation program within a university, an elementary school, and a school for individuals … Continue reading

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SoMIRAC’s 21st Century Literacy Leaders Committee unveils its inaugural newsletter

The State of Maryland International Reading Association Council’s 21st Century Literacy Leaders Committee released its first bi-monthly newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialized information to Maryland’s literacy leaders. As our state’s schools build teacher capacity in preparation for the Common Core … Continue reading

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Why are educators petrified to assign complex text?

At first, I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking, I could never live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights thinking, how you did me wrong And I grew strong and I learned how … Continue reading

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New Information, Old Hat Lessons

I have just finished reading this book, “Getting to the Core of English Language Arts Grades 6-12,” and my assessment of its quality and efficacy is split. To be specific, the chapters that discuss the standards themselves are great, while … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Reciprocity with Reading and Writing

Recently I read a paper written by Dr. Roskelly entitled “What Do Students Need to Know about Rhetoric?” In this paper, Roskelly (n.d.) submitted that as high school students become conscience of how rhetoric works, this can transform their reading, … Continue reading

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Organizing Elements of the Common Core State Standards in Reading

Recently, I read an article that stated the following: “kids don’t read for pleasure. And because they don’t read, they are less able to navigate the language. If words are the coins of their thoughts, they’re working with little more … Continue reading

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