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Elizabeth Collins
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Guess What Came in the Mail Today?
The Beautiful Anthology is not on sale yet, but it is in my grubby little hands...

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The Surreal Nightmare of Donald Trump's plans for the presidency
We are living in a state of surreality here in the USA. Down is Up. Moving Backward is Moving Forward. Absurdity is the new Normal. How? Why? Well. The nominees our President-Elect, Trump, has named for prime Cabinet positions are all avowed detractors of t...

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The Surreal Nightmare of Donald Trump's plans for the presidency
We are living in a state of surreality here in the USA. Down is Up. Moving Backward is Moving Forward. Absurdity is the new Normal. How? Why? Well. The nominees our President-Elect, Trump, has named for prime Cabinet positions are all avowed detractors of t...

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The Surreal Nightmare of Donald Trump's plans for the presidency
We are living in a state of surreality here in the USA. Down is Up. Moving Backward is Moving Forward. The nominees our President-Elect, Trump, has named for prime Cabinet positions are all avowed detractors of the very departments that Trump has asked them...

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The Press Needs to Report the Truth About Republican Ruthlessness
The
press is coming out full force against Trump now, and that's amazing to
see. But why couldn't the MSM have dared to call Trump out on his
egregious lies several months ago, even years ago, when the lies began? Why did the media run so many annoying f...

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World MS Trend Day 2016
Today is ‪#‎ WorldMSTrendDay2016‬ . You may notice a flood of social media posts with ‪#‎ curems‬ or ‪#‎ MultipleSclerosis‬ . I have MS, unfortunately (I think I got it because I had a particularly
beastly mononucleosis infection as a teenager; there may b...

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An article, a book, a life-changing conversation
This Atlantic article was one I assigned to my
students several years ago--merely as an extra piece to read toward the end of the year, a time when we were done with the usual curriculum.   I enjoyed Emily Esfahani Smith's piece, "There's More to Life Than...

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Summer Reading: Think Like an English Teacher
It has begun: Summer reading...and, for me, summer tutoring. I have lots of new clients right now, all of whom are juggling their summer reading demands with other summer activity schedules such as work, sports, camp, vacations, trips, etc. Their summer rea...

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Why We Read; Why We Write
English teachers are often asked by book-weary students, "Why do we have to read?" or, "Why do we have to read this book ? This book is depressing."  We also hear, "Why does everyone die in every book that we read? Can't we read a book with a happy ending?"...

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Last minute tips for ACT exam
·      My number-one tip? READ.      Read the English passages (seriously).      Read the Reading passages (doh!).      If you simply look at the underlined phrases in English, you will make silly mistakes …and the longish Critical Reading passages require ...
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