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Marilynne Robinson: Graceful Prose and Powerful Storytelling

This past year I read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It is a powerful story and Robinson such an eloquent writer that I picked the book to be the one I passed out on World Book Night. I have recommended it … Continue reading

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Ballou’s Civil War Letter and the Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Civil War has interested me since I was in elementary school. I remember being on vacation in Ocean City one summer and meeting a girl from Virginia while swimming in the pool. I remember telling her she had lost … Continue reading

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Sketchnotes

Note-taking is an important skill that I have taught at various grade levels. In high school, it is has usually included outlining. I want to give students the tools they will need in college to take good notes so they … Continue reading

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