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Close Reading: 5 Questions to Help Students Analyze Complex Texts

June 27, 2015<br>Close reading is a key literacy practice highlighted in the Common Core State Standards. It is a skill that empowers students to …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2015

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog<p><b>The 2015 version of The 100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection is finally here.</b> . Do you remember our <b>“100</b> …

How to De-Clutter Your Closet So You Actually Enjoy Getting Dressed

It should be your happy place, not a war zone.<p>I don't know about you, but I take my closet organization very seriously. There's something about walking into a neatly organized closet that gives the perfectionist side of my brain a thrill like nothing else does. While it's certainly not always …

Shirley Ann Richardson Doyle's Obituary on Scranton Times

Shirley Ann Richardson Doyle, 78, of Throop, died on Friday of natural causes.<p>Shirley was born on Dec. 8, 1937, in Throop to James and Angeline …

Genealogy

From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved

Tina Packer has spent a lifetime researching Shakespeare and his plays, both as an actress and as a director. And as she focused on the role that women play in his works, she noticed a progression.<p>Consider Shakespeare's <i>Taming of the Shrew,</i> one of his earliest plays, which centers on a man breaking …

William Shakespeare

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.<p>References to cities often make an appearance in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Quick case in point, here's a line from <i>The Comedy of Errors</i><i>:</i><p><i>Farewell till then: I will go lose myself</i><p>To understand these references and truly appreciate The Bard's …

Maps

Chrome Apps for Education

Why are you closing?<p>It hides the content It looks like an ad I trust only original links<p>Link shared by<p>Links by @Jarod Bormann <p>QR Code Scavenger Hunt …

5 Tips for Avoiding Conflict in Your Relationship

One weekend my husband and I got into a fight over a pillowcase. It was one of those times where it was clearly his fault, and I was sure he would …

Self-help

Formulas for Your Calorie Calculator

Here's how to figure out your daily calorie intake so you can lose weight fast<p>There's no getting around this fundamental truth: You can't have weight-loss success unless your calories burned are more than your calories in. Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., a sports nutritionist at the University of …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

7 Foods That Fight Cancer

Thank god Merck can't patent the tomato. Just imagine if drugmakers discovered some legal loophole that allowed them to move foods that function like pharmaceuticals from the produce stand to the prescription counter. We'd all end up needing a doctor's note (and a hefty co-pay) to give our …

Schools 'failing to expel students who bully teachers' as verbal abuse in the classroom soars by a third

Schools must push for "zero tolerance" policies on teachers being bullied by students, a top schools union has said<p>Schools are failing to expel threatening pupils who bully teachers, a union has said, as a report showed verbal abuse in schools had risen by a third in just one year.<p>Eight in ten …

The Top 4 Reasons Relationships Fail

A committed, loving relationship is one of life’s greatest joys—and accomplishments. Loving relationships can be the foundation of a meaningful life, …

15 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Creativity

We schedule appointments and meetings on our smartphones and computers, we take notes on our tablets and even journal through apps. But for some people — or everyone, on certain occasions — our tech devices can hinder our creative juices. The practices of handwriting, calligraphy and even sketching …

13 Simple Phrases to Ignite Her Passion

Relationships are funny things: One partner can be cruising along thinking everything's just fine and dandy, and the other can be curling up inside like a poinsettia after New Year's. One of us is sure we're on the right track, while the other is wondering, "Why don't we talk anymore?" And more …

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

<i>Updated</i><p><i>Editor's note, June 25: Read Atwell's recent letter to the Education Week editor, "Nancie Atwell on the Common-Core Debate and Her Advice to</i> …

Teaching

10 Little Things Connected Couples Do

1 of 11<p>Tara Moore/Getty Images<p>You agreed to stick it out through sickness and health and for richer or poorer, but marital vows don't address the other big things that can untie your knot—boredom, feeling out of touch, or worse, platonic friendship instead of an in-love partnership. While honeymoon …

Five Elements of a Story - Language Arts - Theme of Story

The Arts

10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

March 20, 2015<br>Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through …

17 Of The Most Powerful Excerpts From Poetry

I have chosen some of my favourite lines of poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day, which is celebrated on 21 March each year. These are lines that I …

Literature

27 Tips And Tricks To Get The Perfect Ponytail

Why We Need People Who Care About Us

<i>By Amy Broadway, researcher at the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research</i><p>In May 2013, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped from a …

Empathy

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …