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Omit Needless Words

Christopher Johnson’s new book, “Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little,” reviewed yesterday in the New York Times, is a “guide to verbal strategies that make very short messages effective, interesting, and memorable.”  ‘Big Style,’ (a term the author uses that roughly equates to what my father calls ‘the grammar police’) confounds the set of necessary rules that allow readers to make…

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Added by Jennifer Kobrin on July 27, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

New Report: 8 Recommendations to Get All Kids Reading on Grade Level by 3rd Grade

Reading by the end of 3rd grade is critical for success in school and in life. After 3rd grade, the focus shifts from learning to read to reading to learn. Research shows that students who haven’t mastered basic reading skills by the end of 3rd grade—whom we call ‘striving readers’—are less likely to get on track and keep up with their peers’ academic achievement. Research also shows that striving readers after the primary years are more…

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Added by Jennifer Kobrin on April 1, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

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