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A Sound Understanding

Recently, on a listserv for professionals interested in spelling, some participants were bothered by my suggestion that Reading "Science" gets ...
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Simply Put: Part II

As my last post went up and was seen by the world of LEX readers, I was excited to see ...
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Simply Put: Part I

This past fall, I attended the annual conference of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), as I have nearly every fall ...
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Is It Accurate? How Do You Know?

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  ~Harry S. Truman This post is long overdue. It's ...
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I know it’s totally not wiki to say this . . .

. . . but I wrote this wikipedia article about webtext, which is especially cool because it's a webtext on ...
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A Measured Respose to Crazy Rumors

I've been a bit of a lunatic about the moon this winter.  Its bright fullness through my unadorned windows, especially ...
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Raising Consciousness

You know how sometimes a certain word will keep popping up over and over?  By the time the same word ...
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I Wasn’t Born Yesterday, You Know

Certainly educators and authors do not intend to be in error; they are just ignorant ('unknowing') of the structure that ...
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A Fine Mess

In teaching language, errors of commission like those above are pretty common. Even more common, however, are errors of omission ...
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Seeing is Believing but Moving isn’t Proving

In the professional development I've offered teachers for the past 15 years, I've cited experts plenty. When something didn't make ...
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An Inaugural Post

So, in this inaugural entry for this blog, I’m presenting signs of the course I’ve already decided upon — the ...
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