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    Witch 54 Flight

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    An Air Force colonel pilot faces an emergency on her refueling plane and saves the day. Articles, stories, and other compositions in this archive were written by participants in the Mighty Pen Project. The program, developed by author David L. Robbins, and in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia, offers veterans and their family members a customized twelve-week writing class, free of charge. The program encourages, supports, and assists participants in sharing their stories and experiences of military experience so both writer and audience may benefit

    Teaching Writing with a Capital T: Rethinking Writing Workshop In the Middle

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    My right to learn

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    If books and other media are thought to be connected with terrorism, yet the government does not release a list of such material or inform individuals that they are under suspicion, can students truly feel free to learn, even at a university? Is a free flow of ideas truly possible in a place where only certain ideas are allowed? Is freedom of speech even relevant in a society where expression of certain thoughts or viewpoints is prohibited

    Teaching metalinguistic awareness and reading comprehension with riddles

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    The article reports on multiple meanings in sentences and metalinguistic awareness in education. Comprehension of lexical ambiguity and structural ambiguity are presented as key components of reading education. The author explores the use of riddles in teaching language comprehension and having students develop their own riddles. The author concludes that riddles can encourage metalinguistic skill development and awareness. Other topics include homonyms, ambiguous sentences, riddle books, and brainstorming

    Differentiated instruction: a comparison of elementary and secondary school use

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    Includes bibliographical references

    Changing the Culture of Test Prep : Reclaiming Writing Workshop

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    Prepped for Success? Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Chicago Schools

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    In 2000, there were 8,153 births to mothers under the age of 20 in the city of Chicago. Forty-one percent of those births (3321) were to teenagers 17 or younger. Research has demonstrated that teen mothers are more likely than other teens to drop out of school and become dependent on welfare. 2 When a teen mother does not finish high school, she is more likely to become trapped in poverty than her better-educated peers. With so many potential negative effects of poverty on the teen and on her child, it is critically important to help the teen mother finish her education while she is still young and more likely to finish.During the course of its work on issues around pregnant and parenting teens, the Center for Impact Research (CIR) has heard from several advocates and service providers about the barriers teen parents face in furthering their education. 3 In addition to helping pregnant and parenting teens prepare for their new parental roles, many teen service providers help young parents navigate through various institutional systems. Some of these service providers reported negative impressions about how various educational systems in Chicago deal with pregnant and parenting teens. Service providers believed that some Chicago Public Schools teachers and administrators were not addressing the needs of pregnant and parenting teens and were inappropriately pushing them out of CPS schools and referring them elsewhere

    Black, Yellow, Red & White

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