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(pardon the repetitive language)
He (they) can say the word “Christian” now, if it’s associated with extremism.    But he (they)  still can’t say the other word when it comes to a movement that is expanding with beheadings,  slashings,  explosives, and vicious military, legal, and monetary warfare.    564 more words

Current Events

What does literacy buy us?


I think we need to slow down and scale back our reading for this week and next, so I am proposing that we eliminate the Selber reading and focus on Camille, Plato, Kress, and Prior on Wednesday (I have a way to tie those four readings together as well as a way to tie it all to your Changing Literacies paper. 731 more words

Class Plan

Deadly Debating

We’re watching with real fascination,

While Congress debates vaccination;

But should medical choice

Yield to partisan voice?

Some microbes need irradication!

Cultural Literacy

Re the Superbowl

With Superbowl parties in store

The event is too big to ignore;

Don’t want to be rude,

But I’ll hang by the food;

Keeping score is a bore I deplore!

Cultural Literacy


In Seattle the crowd is elated,

And their target of victory slated:

“We’re not being mean

But the Patriot team

Had its balls and its egos deflated! “

Cultural Literacy

When you see....Literacy

“Literacy is Power”. That saying rang bells to me because being literate can take you so many places. Not only being literate in the way that you know how to read and write but also being literate in a skill. 57 more words

Free Writes

Elements of Literacy

I’m confused on how literacy is a both “stable and transparent” definition. What does that mean?    How does high-stake testing define whether a student is literate enough to move on? 220 more words