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Narratives, Again

As a follow-on to my freshman narrative essay assignment, on a Friday, when there was no point starting a new unit, I had my freshmen do a “30-minute writing” exercise. This kind of exercise is designed to give students the opportunity to practice writing without the pressure of a huge essay assignment, as well as […]

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Shakespearean Easter Egg Adventures

My precocious eleven-year-old daughter decided the other day that she needs to read Shakespeare. It started as an effort to persuade me she needed to be in a school, rather than being homeschooled. “Honey,” I told her.  “The school where you used to go has lost a lot of teachers, and there are now only […]

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