Critical Reading: Theme 8, Reading
Education Commission of the States, 1973 - Academic achievement - 169 pages
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Page v - Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Page 16 - Living Tenderly My body a rounded stone with a pattern of smooth seams. My head a short snake, retractive, projective, My legs come out of their sleeves or shrink within, and so does my chin. My eyelids are quick clamps. My back is my roof. I am always at home. I travel where my house walks. It is a smooth stone. It floats within the lake, or rests in the dust. My flesh lives tenderly inside its bone.
Page ix - ... country (Northeast, Southeast, Central and West); two sexes (male and female); two colors (Black and White); four levels of parental education (no high school, some high school, graduated from high school and post high school); and seven sizes and types of community for ages 9 and 13 and in-school age l7 (extreme inner city, extreme rural, small city, medium city, rest of big city, suburban fringe and extreme affluent suburb). Type of community information was not available for individuals in...
Page x - ... learning areas: art, career and occupational development, citizenship, literature, mathematics, music, reading, science, social studies and writing. Different learning areas are assessed every year, and all areas are periodically reassessed in order to measure change in educational achievement. Each assessment is the product of several years' work by a great many educators, scholars and lay persons from all over the country.
Page 92 - Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least. Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, 10 Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth...
Page 104 - Tenderly My body a rounded stone with a pattern of smooth seams. My head a short snake, retractive, projective, My legs come out of their sleeves or shrink within, and so does my chin. My eyelids are quick clamps. My back is my roof. I am always at home. I travel where my house walks. It is a smooth stone. It floats within the lake, or rests in the dust. My flesh lives tenderly inside its bone. May...
Page 98 - ... become aware of it when an atomic bomb blasts an open gulf, but the separation has gone on steadily for a long time. It's no solution to put the brakes on science until man's wisdom and responsibility catch up. As frightening as it may seem — as mad as it may seem to the contemplative soul — science must go on. We can't put our rockets and our atomic piles in museums— like the locomotives in Erewhon. But we must build men up to the same level. We can't retreat, but we must straighten our...
Page xvii - EOS -9.2 0.6 -0.9 4.9 -7.3 0.6 2.2 KEYS: Region SE Southeast W West C Central NE Northeast Sex M Male F Female Color B Black W White Parental Education NHS No High School SHS Some High School GHS Graduated from High School PHS Post High School Size and Type of Community (STOC) EIC Extreme Inner City ER Extreme Rural SC Small City MC Medium City RBC Rest of Big City SF Suburban Fringe EAS Extreme Affluent Suburb Size of Community (SOC) BC Big City SP Smaller Places MC Medium City UF Urban Fringe behavior...
Page 29 - A. Draw appropriate inferences from the material that is read and "read between the lines