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The Importance of Science for Everyone

June 12, 2014

Tags: : Isaac Asimov

I read an Isaac Asimov quote this morning, and it seemed right on. Asimov was a popularizer of science, something I also attempt. While some of his books are dated and a bit out of fashion, mostly they are terrific. Here's the quote. It's from his "New Guide to Science." (more…)

Is Understanding Paragraphs Enough?

June 5, 2014

Tags: Reading Skills and Goals

The new vogue in reading instruction is all about paragraph analysis. Many current reading programs focus on paragraphs that students are expected to read and analyze. Before they get started students may be given vocabulary words they will need to know. Having read the paragraph there are metaphors to identify and understand, key words to note, word pictures and syntax to identify, and more. (more…)




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