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December 7, 2011
Below is a transcript of President Roosevelt's "Infamy" speech, made before Congress on December 8, 1941. I hope you will find it useful in integrating history and meeting the Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening. Of course, you might consider reading the transcript of the speech with your students as you pursue the Common Core Standards for Reading Informational…
What if Kennedy wasn't assassinated? Would the U.S. have entered Vietnam when we did? Would the Civil Rights Act have been passed when it was? These are questions posed by Stephen King's 11/22/63. For time travel, historical fiction, rhetorical questions and even a romance, read Stephen King's 864-page book, 11/22/63.
When my children and I started reading When Did You See Her Last? my son commented on how long it takes authors to release new books. I told him I didn't remember how long ago Lemony Snicket's last book came out. He said, "Sure you do. Don't you remember we read it in the dark, in the den during Hurricane Sandy?"
And suddenly it all came flooding back to me. Not just the memory of reading that book, but the memories of reading significant books in my life. Speechless and…Continue