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Hooked On Ebonics Worked For Me

One of the more curious and more political aspects of language that one notices is the strenuous attempt that has been made by certain people to appeal for the linguistic status of Black English to be increased. Whether it has … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Likkle Miss Lou

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice, by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes It is easy to respect and appreciate the obvious message of this book, which is that people appreciate having … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sold My Soul For A Student Loan

Sold My Soul For A Student Loan:  Higher Education And The Political Economy Of The Future, by Daniel T. Kirsch This is the sort of book that I would be expected to like more than I actually did.  Like quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Human Migration

Human Migration:  Investigate The Global Journey Of Mankind, by Judy Doge Cummings It is easy to appreciate and even respect what this book is trying to accomplish.  If the author has agendas that I am definitely hostile to, and that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simple Past

The Simple Past, by Driss Chraïbi It is easy to see why this book is considered to be important.  Part of that is due to circumstances of time and place, as the author was part of a cadre of Western-educated … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Reading And Writing And Grammar

It is perhaps unsurprising that reading and writing and grammar have all been taught at the same time.  In many ways these tasks are interrelated together.  Reading is one of the main ways that we gain information (and misinformation) about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writers Read Better

Writers Read Better:  50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading, by M. Colleen Cruz I was very disappointed by this book.  On the one hand, as someone who both reads and writes prolifically and well, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guiding Readers And Writers Grades 3-6

Guiding Readers And Writers Grades 3-6:  Teaching Comprehension, Genre, And Content Literacy, by Irene C. Foutas & Gay Su Pinnell Reading a book like this was something I found a bit puzzling.  It is by no means a bad book.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Fear

Art & Fear:  Observations On The Perils And Rewards Of Artmaking, by David Bayles & Ted Orland This is a strange book, not a bad book, but definitely one that deliberately sets out to be unusual and even a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Collar Intellectuals

Blue Collar Intellectuals:  When The Enlightened And The Everyman Elevated America, by Daniel J. Flynn When we think of blue collars and intellectuals, we do not think of the two being connected to each other or relating to each other … Continue reading

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