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Minor Adjustments for Major Benefits: Using English to Teach Teens to Think

As I mentioned last month, teenagers need plenty of opportunities to think critically. We can meet this need by simply adjusting the approach used to cover required high school subjects. Last month we discussed history, so let’s take a look at what we can accomplish during four years of high school English. If it’s just …

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Getting More Out of Writing Assignments

Originally Published: January/February 2007 Composition often finds itself at the bottom of the teacher’s “To Do” list, continually buried by other priorities. When it finally does make its way to the top, kids often find themselves writing quickly, turning in their first thoughts as the final draft. The paper is returned with notes about spelling …

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