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The Alchemist p.135

Target Language: "You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow." The boy continued to ...




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8 May 2019

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Teen Brain #3 CLOZE

Target Language: Adult brains are also better wired to notice errors in decision-making. In one experiment, when adults performed tasks that required the response of rapidly pushing buttons, their ...




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28 April 2019

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Teen Brain #2 CLOZE

Target Language: Imaging studies show that while adults use the frontal lobe for most of their processing, teenagers draw upon the back of the brain (Giedd, 2008). When they do use the frontal lobe, ...




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28 April 2019

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Teen Brain #1 CLOZE

Target Language: Most of the research on the adolescent brain focuses on the prefrontal cortex. The largest part of the brain, the cortex, is divided into lobes that mature from back to front. The ...




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28 April 2019

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Grades Aren't Reliable CLOZE

Target Language: Grades aren’t valid, reliable, or objective. A “B” in English says nothing about what a student can do, what she understands, where she needs help. Moreover, the basis for ...




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8 April 2019

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Why Are We...? CLOZE #2

Target Language: This puts students at a serious disadvantage. Numerous studies show that later start times are associated with lower rates of obesity, fewer car accidents and lower drop-out rates, as...




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2 April 2019

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Why are we...? CLOZE #1

Target Language: Daylight is at a premium these days, and if your family is anything like ours, your teenagers are having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. “Delayed sleep phase” is ...




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2 April 2019

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The Importance of Sleep in Learning and Memory

Target Language: The encoding of information into the long term memory sites occurring during sleep, more specifically, during the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is a slow process that can flow...




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1 April 2019

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The Alchemist Shepherd

Target Language: So the boy was disappointed; he decided that he would never again believe in dreams. He remembered that he had a number of things he had to take care of: he went to the market for ...




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10 March 2019

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Does the Colonel Treat You Well CLOZE #2

Target Language: The colonel, after ascertaining where the slave belonged, rode on; the man also went on about his business, not dreaming that he had been conversing with his master. He thought, said,...




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5 February 2019

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Does the Colonel Treat You Well CLOZE #1

Target Language: To describe the wealth of Colonel Lloyd would be almost equal to describing the riches of Job. He kept from ten to fifteen house-servants. He was said to own a thousand slaves, and I ...




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5 February 2019

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Wired Differently CLOZE #2

Target Language: “These are not superficial differences. They are psychologically deep,” says psychologist John Jost of New York University, a co-author of the bedroom study. “My hunch is that ...




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1 February 2019

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Confirmation Bias

Target Language: Confirmation bias, the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one’s existing beliefs. This biased approach to decision ...




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10 January 2019

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Cognitive Dissonance

Target Language: “An unpleasant state of psychological tension that occurs when two thoughts or perceptions are inconsistent, which typically results from the awareness that attitudes and behavior ...




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9 January 2019

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Distractions CLOZE #1

Instructions: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/14/why-academic-teaching-doesnt-help-kids-excel-in-life/

Target Language: It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and ...




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17 October 2018

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Target Language: Your brain is more flexible than we've ever thought before. It changes because it is constantly optimizing itself, reorganizing itself by transferring cognitive abilities from one ...




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29 August 2018

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Disengagement: Reading is most effective for stress

Target Language: Your brain can’t operate at maximum capacity 24/7—far from it. We all need periods of disengagement to rest our cognitive capabilities and get back to peak functionality. Tony ...




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26 August 2018

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Benefits of Reading CLOZE #3

Target Language: …Reading fiction…is a way of treating ourselves better. Reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation, and it brings the ...




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22 May 2018

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Benefits of Reading CLOZE #2

Target Language: Other studies published in 2006 and 2009 showed something similar—that people who read a lot of fiction tend to be better at empathizing with others (even after the researchers had ...




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22 May 2018

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Benefits of Reading CLOZE #1

Target Language: For all avid readers who have been self-medicating with great books their entire lives, it comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for your mental health and your ...




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21 May 2018

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Retrieval CLOZE Reading

Target Language: Retrieval The ability to retrieve information when you want to (e.g., on an exam) is a product of many factors. How you pay attention and how you encode and store the information ...




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29 October 2017

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The Memory Process Activities #3 CLOZE

Target Language: Multiple modes. When you’re studying, you can create stronger memories if you engage your visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses. Information stored using more than one ...




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29 October 2017

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The Memory Process Activities #2

Target Language: Organizational Schemas. Our brains are natural pattern seekers. Your brain will find it easier to remember information if you make associations or connections between ideas. These...




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29 October 2017

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The Memory Process Activities #1 CLOZE

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Target Language: Repetition. "Rehearsal" and "repetition" are both terms that refer to the act of practicing your recall of information. Quizzing yourself using flashcards and doing random practice ...




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29 October 2017

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The Memory Process Storage CLOZE

Target Language: The act of moving information from short-term to long-term memory can be done in a variety of ways. Learning information initially is critical, but you must also find ways to organize...




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29 October 2017

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Instructions: Homework Motivation CLOZE

Target Language: If you reward your children for doing their homework, they will usually respond by getting it done. But is this the most effective ...




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29 August 2017

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The 18 Minute Rule CLOZE

Target Language: The 18-minute rule also works because the brain is an energy hog. The average adult human brain only weighs about three pounds, but it consumes an inordinate amount of glucose, ...




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3 August 2017

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Why Kids Need to Move...CLOZE

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Target Language: “Encouraging kids to use their hands brings out unsaid, and often correct ideas, which then makes them more open to instruction and more likely to ...




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5 July 2017

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Romeo + Juliet CLOZE Reading #7

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Target Language: Juliet returns home to discover the wedding has been moved ahead one day, and she is to be married tomorrow. That night, Juliet drinks the potion, and the ...




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9 June 2017

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Romeo + Juliet Summary CLOZE Reading #5

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Target Language: Romeo sneaks into Juliet’s room that night, and at last they consummate their marriage and their love. Morning comes, and the lovers bid farewell, unsure...




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9 June 2017

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Romeo and Juliet CLOZE Reading #5

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Target Language: The next day, Benvolio and Mercutio encounter Tybalt—Juliet’s cousin—who, still enraged that Romeo attended Capulet’s feast, has challenged Romeo ...




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7 June 2017

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Romeo and Juliet Summary CLOZE Reading #4

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Target Language: As Mercutio and Benvolio leave the Capulet estate, Romeo leaps over the orchard wall into the garden, unable to leave Juliet behind. From his hiding place,...




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7 June 2017

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Romeo and Juliet Summary CLOZE Reading #2

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Target Language: Meanwhile, Paris, a kinsman of the Prince, seeks Juliet’s hand in marriage. Her father Capulet, though happy at the match, asks Paris to wait two years,...




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6 June 2017

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Romeo and Juliet Summary CLOZE #1

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Target Language: In the streets of Verona another brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague. Benvolio, a Montague, tries ...




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6 June 2017

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Oedipus Summary CLOZE Reading #4

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Target Language: An old messenger arrives from Corinth with the news that Oedipus's father, King Polybus, has died of old age. This encourages Oedipus. It seems his ...




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6 June 2017

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Oedipus CLOZE Reading #3

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Target Language: Convinced that Creon is plotting to overthrow him, Oedipus declares his intention to banish or execute his brother-in-law. Jocasta and the chorus believe ...




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6 June 2017

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Oedipus Summary CLOZE Reading #1

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Target Language: At the start of the play, the city of Thebes is suffering terribly. Citizens are dying from plague, crops fail, women are dying in childbirth and their ...




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6 June 2017

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Pathways Principle CLOZE Reading #3

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Target Language: The normal pathway dictated that children should follow stages (like rolling onto the belly or moving arms and legs in parallel motion) in certain order. ...




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5 June 2017

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Pathways Principle CLOZE #2

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Target Language: Adolph learned the importance of focusing on the individuality of children from her mentor, Esther Thelen, the scientist who solved the mystery of the ...




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5 June 2017

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Physical, Cognitive and Social Emotional Development

Instructions: http://www.actforlibraries.org/the-relationship-between-physical-cognitive-and-social-emotional-development-in-humans/

Target Language: Human development is separated into ...




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10 March 2017

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