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TEDx - How Thinking WorksDr. Cabrera discusses the importance of teaching thinking skills in the classrooms.
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Use this chart to plan your literature program
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One of the unique aspects of this literature program is that it incorporates explicit teaching of HOTS. How-to's for doing this, using examples from literature.
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Literature Text Approval List Updated
The list for approved and rejected texts has been updated - October 2013. The list is now closed for the current year.
Updated Handbook August 2013
Click here or on the LITERATURE HANDBOOK button on the first page of the TLC site for the new updated version of the Handbook.
Tool for Calculating Log Grade
The Excel file has been adjusted to include the changes in the Updated Handbook. Click here for both D and F.
Changes in the Literature Program
Announcement summarizing the changes in the Literature Program and showing some examples.
Literature Counselors
Click here for a list of the names and emails of the National and Regional Literature counselors for 2013-2014
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Count that Day Lost
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Introduction to Poetry
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As I Grew Older
How important are your dreams? What are you willing to do to achieve them? What challenges might you have to overcome in order to achieve them?
The Road Not Taken
How do you decide which path not to take? How important are your decisions? How satisfied are you with them?
The Split Cherry Tree
Instead of going home to help his father with farm work, Dave is kept after school to work off a debt for a tree that he broke when he and his friends climbed it. How will his father react? A story about rural America and different types of education.
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Mr Know-All
A story about culture, manners, first impressions, values and prejudices

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