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Bob Probst
English Teacher. Professor Emeritus at Georgia State U; now in Marathon, FL. Writing, diving when weather allows.
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Bob Probst Apr 14
le grow to be self-driven indi...”
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Bob Probst Apr 14
rtant factor in human happiness and well-being." Helping young peop
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Bob Probst Apr 14
Loved “: RT : "Agency may be the one most impo
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Bob Probst Sep 23
Thank you, Hollyanna -- see you again sometime soon.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
Questions that have right and wrong answers are the enemy of conversation and thinking.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
That's much like the comment, "Tell me more," which is occasionally all you need.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
A5. There's nothing wrong with telling them what you've noticed, wondering about it, and asking them to help you figure it out.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
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Bob Probst Sep 23
A4. It's tempting to use the statements of political figures to teach the nonfiction signposts.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
AS long as they read STRIVING READERS.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
It's the talk that can be interesting. We have to push to the conversation.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
Spotting the signposts is easier than discussing them, but it's in the talk that students make sense of the texts.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
We hope that the questions and the signposts help them begin to make that connection.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
A3. At the moment, I'm very interested in any experience you've had with the signposts in the earliest grades, k, 1, and 2.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
What surprised me seems to be the easiest, but with some questioning, students can see what it it they don't know. It takes awhile for them to be willing to articulate it.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
Q2. I've used them with myself when I've realized that I've grown lazy -- they get me focused once again.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
No one has yet mentioned the Norton Anthology. I wonder why?
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Bob Probst Sep 23
I'm hearing some titles I hadn't heard before.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
Having an adult read to you seems to be very important -- I suppose it's the social dimension.
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Bob Probst Sep 23
A1. Cousteaus's THE SILENT WORLD. At least, that the book that most shaped my life.
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