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How Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” Empowered One Middle School Class

By Isaiah Moore As I started my Zoom class on January 20, 2021, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I told my students today would be the only day I’d allow them to have something on in the background while … Continue reading

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Empower Gifted Learners to Advocate for Themselves

By Deb Douglas, author of The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Four Essential Steps to Success (Grades 5–12) As the days of summer passed, eleven-year-old Carmen grew more and more anxious about the start of another school … Continue reading

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Writing a Successful College Application Essay: Four Steps for Students

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays It’s that time of year, when high school seniors are smack-dab in the middle of the college application process. Getting ready for college is in the back of their minds and the … Continue reading

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Writing from—and to—the Heart: Middle School Writing that Matters

By Jim Delisle Ph.D., coauthor of Building Strong Writers in Middle School As students transition from their early years of schooling to young adolescence, a rush of new emotions and thoughts leads many of them into a period of exploration and … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Schools: A Teacher Reflects on Censorship and the Power of Books

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read . . . in shared support of the freedom to seek … Continue reading

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