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Why Did my Students Bomb their Extended Research Paper?

At the Michigan Reading Association (MRA) conference this past spring, I heard Mike Schmoker give an address about his most recent book¬†Focus. During the address, Schmoker recommended that, when building curriculum, each summative paper should be graded for a single item (e.g., explaining quotations). I tried this on a recent epic research assignment that I […]

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