Rear-View Mirror Time Machine

I love to look at Little Thing all the time, but looking at her in the rear-view while running the roads (aka rodayin’ to the Cajuns) leaves me breathless.   It’s dead-on distracted driving and borderline reckless endangerment, but the sight of her reflection while on the road surprises me. Every. Damn. Time. She looks … Continue reading Rear-View Mirror Time Machine

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Questions, Prompts, Responses, and Answers

Essay questions aren’t questions. Teachers and parents, have you noticed?     Written in the imperative instead of the interrogative. Demanding that “your student” compare/contrast, describe, or analyze texts instead of asking.   For example: In an extended constructed response, analyze how the author of “The Scarlet Ibis” created the protagonist’s voice through diction, imagery, and … Continue reading Questions, Prompts, Responses, and Answers