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- "Not to be a jerk, but"
- "Not to be that guy, but"
- "I'm not being racist, but"
- "No offense intended, but"
- Children who struggle in vain with reading in the first grade soon decide that they neither like nor want to read. Juel, 1998
- Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. BegintoRead.com
- In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006, p. 31.
- 61 percent of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. Reading Literacy in the United States, 1996.
- A single, brief exposure to good reading material can result in a clear increase in enthusiasm for reading. Ramos and Krashen, 1998; Cho and Krashen, 2002
|3 hours 34 min ago||I watched him||
quite a bit in recent years as the sports reporter for NBC 5 in Chicago. but all accounts, he was a great guy. they recently did a feature on his career. I feel for his family. best wishes to him and those who love him.
|2 days 7 hours ago||they were invited||
but the invites went to Erik Magnusen and Kyle Kales. Lost in the etherwebs...
|2 days 7 hours ago||Nah||
Pretty sure that's just "W" for Walton.
|2 days 7 hours ago||A buddy of mine has those||
A buddy of mine has those pants and loves them.
I heartily recommend Bluffworks pants. I wore basically one pair of pants during our 8 day trip to Italy last year. They were FANTASTIC in the cool weather, rain (dry SUPER fast), and heat (wicks moisture and keeps you very cool). One day in Rome, it hit 80F and I was very comfortable in long pants walking around the Colosseum and Roman Forum. They also have hidden zippered security pockets, which I really like.
I can easily go casual with these, golf in them, and pair with a blazer. Very versatile pants. And they're made in the USA.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I was thinking||
that very thing about shot trajectory.
|2 days 7 hours ago||hey||
Reggie Miller can always fall back on his singing career...
|3 days 4 hours ago||I don't know||
I heard from a couple guys that the NIT update thread some dude posted earlier today was pretty dumb...
Here is the link to that board post: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/nit-update-big-ten-represe-wait-what
|3 days 5 hours ago||Not sure it's really the best in the world||
I need to drink a LOT more beer to make that determination!
But a saison is a good call - nice and fruity with some spice and good carbonation. Great summer beer.
|3 days 6 hours ago||87-82 GO BLUE!||
87-82 GO BLUE!
|3 days 6 hours ago||87-82 GO BLUE!||
87-82 GO BLUE!
|3 days 8 hours ago||I really don't know||
I caught the end of the ISU/UCF game and they mentioned that the winner of the UofI game would be playing at UCF. Maybe it has to do with being in the 1-seed bracket? I was wondering that myself.
EDIT: per the Champaign Room (SB Nation Illini blog), it was due to a scheduling conflict.
If UofI won, they wouldn't have been able to use their home arena. If UofI lost to Boise St, UCF would still be the higher seed and host anyway.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I apologize for taking away||
I apologize for taking away from what is clearly very important game preparation time for you. I truly hope and pray that the several minutes it must have taken you to read this post and formulate your response (and downvote!) does not negatively impact your ability to fry your large fish, hopefully in a nice beer batter and to a crisp, golden crust.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I know right?||
The fact that our elite Big Ten teams were not able to make it beyond the quarterfinals certainly does suck. Hopefully, they can have a better showing next year so that these posts do not suck so much.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Too many steaks, I guess||
You're looking puffier than usual...
|3 days 12 hours ago||Airline? Route? Aircraft?||
Since you have wifi, try the app or laptop, although you may need to stream in low-fi. Note that some systems are set up to block streaming video. You may be stuck listening to an audio feed on TuneIn Radio or something.
Some airlines have DirecTV in flight (some United aircraft, JetBlue, Virgin America). Best bet if that's an option.
|3 days 12 hours ago||The thing that offends me||
Is that he fell into the classic, "I would never say this, but here am I saying it" trap.
|4 days 1 hour ago||stephen a smith||
|4 days 5 hours ago||Mesmerizing...||
|5 days 4 hours ago||I got||
I got better...
|5 days 5 hours ago||seriously||
I'd happily accept those "small bucks" which is way more than I'm making now.
|5 days 5 hours ago||it's possible||
that he had surgery to repair a deviated septum, remove tonsils and uvula, and cut out part of his soft palate. That would definitely require some pain meds.
This could be in addition to having a CPAP. My BIL had part of his soft palate cut, but didn't really help.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Spot on||
I've volunteered with a local Chicago organization called Bernie's Book Bank, whose mission it is to get books into the hands of at-risk schoolkids.
A few facts, showing that we (assuming most of us are at least middle class) easily take reading and access to books for granted/
|6 days 10 hours ago||(No subject)||
|6 days 22 hours ago||while that nasty be true in general||
those couple fouls toward the end were pretty horrendous. first, that looked like a pretty clean Stahl to me. second, Kennard fouled out on a terrible call. the guy hit him, yet Kennard was called for a foul. regardless of how you feel about Duke, that was a very poorly officiated game.
|1 week 2 days ago||this game is giving me a||
this game is giving me a heart attack
|1 week 3 days ago||doing okay||
only one I've missed is Minnesota, and I had them losing in the next round. picked Maryland to lose.
|1 week 3 days ago||He looks like a creepy giant||
He looks like a creepy giant plastic Burt Reynolds...
|1 week 3 days ago||The man clearly loves him||
The man clearly loves him some Michigan...
|1 week 4 days ago||is that just sour grapes||
and a strong bias toward all things Michigan, or actually based on something valid?
|1 week 4 days ago||Surprisingly||
They didn't make the field. I think the NCAA made a huge mistake because clearly they are a top team and would be a threat to win it all! (in the NIT) KenPom rates them ahead of the likes of Colorado, Utah, GT, Oakland, Colorado St, Iona, Belmont, Monmouth, Richmond, Akron, Boise St, UT Arlington, and UNC Greensboro.
They clearly got robbed and I will shed a tear for them tonight.