carole28 Wrote:
Jan 08, 2013 12:14 PM
"What exactly meets the definition of informational texts? Among those recommended on the national standards list [include] The Federal Reserve Bank's 'FedViews,' 'The Evolution of the Grocery Bag,' and 'Health Care Costs in McAllen, Texas,' ... also, that GSA classic: 'Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.'" Anyone with a quarter of a brain and any knowledge whatsoever of teenagers would recognize that "getting young people to read -- hopefully with some degree of enthusiasm" cannot be achieved by giving them material which is dry and boring and lacking in the ambiguity, subtlety, and irony which characterize great literature. As the article by Lindsey M. Burke explains,...