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A Memorial Day Speech that Remembers Those "Hearts Touched with Fire"

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, a Civil War veteran and a future Supreme Court Justice, delivered a Memorial Day Speech on May 30, 1884, at Keene, New Hampshire, as a tribute to fallen soldiers from the War Between the States. 704 more words

Education

Book Buzz: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and with it, undoubtedly, plans for relaxation, barbecues, and eager celebrations that summer is finally upon us. Amidst this celebration, however, it is of course important to remind ourselves of the reason for why we get the last Monday of May off from work and school. 249 more words

Ebooks

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/18/15

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 599 more words

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Common Core Badly Disrespects Literature

Published by EducationNews.org — If educators are not cultivators of the culture, who’s left?

Last week I had kind words for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  932 more words

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/4/15

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 523 more words

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May Random Read

It’s time for my May Random Read! Thanks to imlovingbooks.com for hosting this meme. This year, I’m reading off of my Goodreads to-read list because I have added all the things that still interested me from my Shelfari list. 260 more words

Challenges

8th Grade Text Set & Prompt for Written Response, Part 1

Kudos to my ELA colleagues in a middle school who developed this appropriately rigorous text set and prompt for their 8th grade students studying the Holocaust. 131 more words