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The five features of effective writing
The five Features of Effective Writing — focus, organization, support and elaboration, style, and conventions — are a valuable tool for understanding good writing and organizing your writing instruction. By teaching these features, you can help your students become more effective writers in any genre, at any level, and make your writing instruction easier to manage at the same time. This series of articles, written with the support of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will show you how.
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Summative assessment
This article defines summative assessment and lists several examples and common formats.
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By Heather Coffey.
The cabinet
In Election 2012, page 2.8
A guide to the North Carolina Governor's cabinet including the Council of State, department Secretaries and the Lieutenant Governor. Includes information about the 2012 candidates for all elected cabinet positions.
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Languages and nationalities
In Recent North Carolina, page 6.2
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 9.11
Data on languages spoken and nationality of origin shows the rapidly-growing diversity of North Carolina residents.
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