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Download File   Preparing Your Final Draft Due date: ________________________ In preparing your final draft for your essay, you will edit, revise, and rewrite. The first, look at the organization and content of your essay. Make sure your essay has a hook, a thesis statement (topic, controlling idea, three points of development), three body paragraphs with… Read More

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By Richard Carrigan Many years ago in Japan, when I was studying the language, I remember thinking to myself that no one could really speak this language at home. Certainly they must speak English when they relax. After all, for me English was my mother tongue and came easily, but this Japanese was hard. So… Read More

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In our last video we talked about the most important reading skill – finding the main idea. In this video, we are going to talk about the second most important reading skill – finding supporting details. In other words, finding the information a writer uses to support their main idea. Read More

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Creative Thinking Exercise C Learning to Think Outside the Box Directions: Read the passage below, and then answer the questions. This is a NO CELL PHONE activity. Download: Creative Thinking Exercise C By Laura Pappanobeb (2014) 1. Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart… Read More

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Creative Thinking Exercise B Directions: Reading the passage below, then answer the questions. Louis Pasteur Download: Creative Thinking Exercise B “Exploration into this mysterious world of germs began around 1850 by a Frenchman by the name of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). At that time Pasteur, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Lille,… Read More

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  Exercise A Discovery of Machu Picchu Download:  Creative Thinking Exercise A Directions: Read the excerpt from “Machu Picchu’s anniversary, cause for celebration and caution.” Then answer the questions. ( “Why was the discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911 a significant moment in history? It was the first opportunity that our world had to learn about… Read More

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