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Donald Trump Foreign Policy Address

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his first major foreign policy address on April...
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Prince (1958-2016) Tribute List

Prince died on April 21, 2016 of undisclosed causes at the age of 57. Prince was a unique and...
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"Harriet Tubman," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Her basket name was Minty, but she grew up to be known as "Moses of her people" and "Conductor on...
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"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," Vocabulary from Part I

Through a mix of English, Spanish, slang, neologisms, academic footnotes, and supernatural...
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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the...
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100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than...
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The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1

How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the...
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Some Helpful Poetry Terms

One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world....
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The New SAT: Multiple-Meaning Words List #1

Context is king -- that’s the lesson you need to internalize as you begin preparing for the...
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The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1

On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading...
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"Harriet Tubman," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Her basket name was Minty, but she grew up to be known as "Moses of her people" and "Conductor on...
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"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," Vocabulary from Part I

Through a mix of English, Spanish, slang, neologisms, academic footnotes, and supernatural...
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"Silas Marner," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

In weaving her tale around a main character, George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) shows how Marner's...
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Beverly Cleary Turns 100!

Author Beverly Cleary turns 100 years old on April 12, 2016. Cleary's books are all about kids, but...
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Latin Root "sub" Words

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "sub-" (meaning "below" or "under"). More Power...
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Amor and Philos: All You Need is Love

Do you want to know what love is? Cozy up to these 14 words derived from the Latin "amor" and Greek...
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Around and Around: Circum

Make the rounds with these lists of prefixes that all have to do with things that go around: circum,...
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It Takes Two: Bi

Learn these prefixes that can make you think twice about the words they form: bi, di, diplo
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Vocabulary from The Articles of Confederation

Just as "history is written by the winners," the historical record often skips over missteps or...
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The Bill of Rights

Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963)

In April 1963 Dr. King was arrested for leading a non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama. In a...
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The Star-Spangled Banner

The American National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, is sung at assemblies, before sporting...
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Donald Trump Foreign Policy Address

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his first major foreign policy address on April...
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Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

Perhaps the ultimate call to arms, Patrick Henry's speech makes a case for the inevitability of the...
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State of the Union Address 2016

President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016. The State of...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech

On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech. Speaking from...
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Vocabulary from "Hamilton" Lyrics, Act 1

The musical Hamilton is a phenomenon. Combining the techniques and beats of rap with the biography...
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Vocabulary for National Grilled Cheese Day

National Grilled Cheese Day is celebrated on April 12. To show our appreciation for this iconic...
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April Fool's List

In celebration of April Fool's Day, here are thirteen vocabulary words that all have to do with...
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Words Plagued by Unusual Silent Letters

The scourge of spellers, silent letters are often a stumbling block when learning how to write in...
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Prince (1958-2016) Tribute List

Prince died on April 21, 2016 of undisclosed causes at the age of 57. Prince was a unique and...
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Vocabulary From the Ninth Democratic Debate, April 14, 2016

The Ninth Democratic Debate took place on April 14th, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. The two candidates were...
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Merle Haggard (1937-2016) Tribute List

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on April 6, 2016 at the age of 79. Many country songs are...
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Jim Harrison (1937-2016) Tribute List

Author Jim Harrison died on March 26, 2016 at the age of 78. A novelist and poet, Harrison was as...
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