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Just a friendly reminder that only 2-5% of rape allegations are false. That means 95-98% are true. Think about that before you question whether or not someone is being truthful when they say they have been raped.

Because if you care more about the 2% potentially innocent attackers than the 98% who have been the victims of rape, then you might want to stop and think about your life and where it went wrong.

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When I taught a special education literature group of fourth and fifth graders, my favorite part of planning was choosing the books. Finding just the right book—from A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin to A Boy at War by Harry Mazer—that capitalized on their interests, was bound to engage, and would expand their thinking felt just as rewarding as choosing a book for myself. I knew I’d nailed it when they dove in to close-read the first chapter.

For close reading, choosing a text is arguably the most important part of planning. “You choose a text because it’s challenging,” says Sarah Tantillo, author of Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action, “and you want to unpack it.” After all, if you’re using the text for close reading, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with it.

From ”Off the Shelf: Choosing Texts for Close Reading”

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2014/09/22/off-the-shelf-choosing-texts-for-close-reading

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