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2007-11-09 06:00:51

By Long, Deborah OUR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOMS ARE FILLED WITH STRUGGLING READERS. WE RECOGNIZE SOME OF THEM BY THEIR INTTENTION TO DETAIL, LACK OF ENGAGEMENT WITH TEXT, AND REFUSAL TO USE READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES. BUT MANY OF OUR STRUGGLING READERS ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY. READERS AT EVEN THE MOST ADVANCED LEVELS OF SKILL BECOME STRUGGLING READERS WHEN FACED WITH THE COMPLICATED VOCABULARY, THE CONFUSING SYNTAX, AND THE CHALLENGING CONTENT THAT HIGH SCHOOL COURSES DEMAND....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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