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Old 03-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #11343
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Originally Posted by nwcolorider View Post
I can appreciate that! 24 years as a science teacher, this year due to "budget" cuts I had to teach a writing class. Last language arts class I had I was 19 years old! Just turned 49 weds. After a month of teaching, the lead teacher told me I was doing it all wrong. I needed to do it her way. I stuck with what I was comfortable with, we concentrated on vocabulary, sentence structure and spelling. Diagrammed sentences and all the old school stuff that worked for me. On the district writing test they all scored at least a proficient, with 6 of the 18 advanced! They just finished their TCAP tests this week, they all said they thought they did well. I will stick with old school! But next year I do not have to teach it!Now, including spring break and weekends, 61 days until vacation! Can anyone say Dino ride time!
Get Karen Elizibeth Gordons books. Then turn the kids on to them. If you can find a copy of Christmas in the Quarters it's a good one too.
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