Informational Writing: Plagues and Pandemics

This post will be your go-to place for resources about our informational writing project, and as such, it has a very limited audience. Some of the Taco's other readers may find some of this information useful in their own writing classes or projects. If so, I'm glad it could help you. For my students this … Continue reading Informational Writing: Plagues and Pandemics

Trump Savagely Mauls the Language, and What That Means to Students 

By studying President Donald Trump's use (and misuse) of the English language, we can gain a deeper understanding of how he thinks. Such study yields valuable information to a voter. Certainly, foreign intelligence agencies and heads of state examine his writings to prepare for their interactions with him. I'm not talking about prepared speeches written … Continue reading Trump Savagely Mauls the Language, and What That Means to Students 

How to Nail the Constructed Response (Short Answer) Question, Part 2

In a previous class, we discussed the importance of knowing what the constructed or extended response question is really asking. We decided that the only way to know that is to read the question carefully. I really can't stress that enough. If you don't take the time to consider your answer, you're leaving valuable points … Continue reading How to Nail the Constructed Response (Short Answer) Question, Part 2