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Feb 26 2012

Lazu’s Letter, asking for your help.

Hey y’all, I have a student, Lazu (fake!), who needs some help. I’m going to let her do the talking because she wrote the following letter, but I’ll add one bit of context: when we wrote essays last week about which 6th grade student should speak at promotion based on behavior, grades, kindness, and all-around…

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Feb 26 2012

Student writing/Teacher flattery

Prompt: Your school is giving an “Outstanding Teacher” award. Your principal has asked you to write an essay in which you choose a teacher who deserves the award and give reasons why.           An outstanding teacher is a teacher thats not only nice to other teachers, but also to students. I think there are quite…

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Feb 26 2012

Brax writing/Teacher perplexity

Brax, well. Brax zipped through the multiple choice section of the test, closed it, and sat with his pencil in his lap. I watched him glance around and watch the rest of the class write their essays. I watched him break his mechanical pencil into pieces. I watched him for five minutes, then crouched low…

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