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After their analysis of Fountas and Pinnell Level literacy intervention(s), Thomas and Dyches (2019) discovered the following:

"70% of fiction and 20% of nonfiction exhibited Black and Brown characters as inferior, deviant and helpless" (Terry, 2021; pg. 86) @TheDrPT
"30% of fiction and 100% nonfiction content showed White characters as being heroic, determined, innovative and successful" (Terry, 2021; pg. 86). @TheDrPT
See below for references regarding above statistics:

Terry, N. P. (2021). Delivering on the Promise of the Science of Reading for All Children. The Reading Teacher, 75(1), 83-90. @TheDrPT
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#Financial #Literacy begins at home.
Teach your children to save coins, and small notes, inside a locker, or some other toy which imitates a treasure chest.
Once they do that, they will be careful with spending and saving for the rest of their lives.
Awareness matters!
When I was a kid, I remember banks visiting my school to open student #savings accounts.
They used to give students #passbooks, which operated as cheque books.
Parents were cosignatories.
That is how I developed a passion for saving money.
Most of the developing economies fail to grow well because they have a savings crisis!
They need to import #capital from overseas to fund development projects and fix the gap between investment resources.
SE- Asian Nations have done well because of a high domestic #savings rate.
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(Sorry for the language)
BUT…conclusions are notoriously hard to write & even more impossible to teach!
So many techniques from “restate your main point”& “wrap up nicely”to “in conclusion…” is vague & doesn’t produce GOOD writing

Is it just me or are conclusions HARD?!
What makes a GOOD (interesting, effective, timely, thought provoking, poignant…) conclusion?

If you’re a writer, PLEASE SHARE THE MAGIC SAUCE. How do you write conclusions? The English teachers need some help 🤣
@ihyjuju makes a good point—if the reader can stop reading, the writing has probably already been concluded.

Where and when to stop is 100 up to the reader.

Knowing when and how to end is 100 up to the writer.
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In this thread students @MQLinguistics
@Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

⬇️⬇️⬇️Favorite facts about #literacies ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Learning about message sticks is my favorite. When thinking about message sticks from a #literacies perspective, they seem very modern.
languageonthemove.com/what-can-austr…
It is intriguing to learn that humans weren't made to #read and that it is possible due to brain plasticity. It is also fascinating that #reading #Chinese script and alphabetic #writing activates different brains areas

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The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Children with reading difficulties are at greater risk of developing mental health problems later in life, including depression & anxiety. Source: bit.ly/3mIuZCF
The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Non-readers are 28% more likely to report feelings of depression, and about 1.3 million people in the UK say they rarely read because of depression. Source: bit.ly/3mIuZCF
The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Reading for pleasure increases self-esteem, the ability to cope with difficult situations & is associated with better sleeping patterns. Source: bit.ly/3mIuZCF
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Pakistan's Education Handed Over To Mullahs: Perevz Hoodbhoy On Single National Curriculum | Ms @AiliaZehra | @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full 👉

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
#SingleNationalCurriculum
#AikNisab
#SingleNationalCurriculum would obstruct the critical thinking amongst students explains Dr Perevz Hoodbhoy | @AiliaZehra | @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
#AikNisab
How the #SingleNationalCurriculum
Thrusted & Enforced down the throats of #NonMuslim Minorities in Pakistan explains Dr Perevz Hoodbhoy | @AiliaZehra @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
#AikNisab
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Proud Moment!: Business Development Manager 25-year-old #VaidehiDongre from #Michigan crowned #MissIndia #USA 2021; "This One Is For My Aai", dedicates win to her mother; Says 'It #empower #women of #Indian origin':
Beauty pageant held over weekend.
#Thread @JoeBiden @POTUS
Represented #India immigrants living in #UnitedStates as new Miss India USA. India born #MichiganState University #graduate @UMich @michiganstateu. Arshi Lalani from Georgia declared first runner-up. Vaidehi shared, "I want to leave positive lasting impact on my community and...
Focus on women's financial independence and #literacy." Vaidehi graduated in International Studies. Described journey as “whirlwind”. Mira Kasari got third position. "I've always strived to be role model for young girls, celebrate my rich #SouthAsian #heritage and leave lasting
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In the course of living my life, I am usually preoccupied with key life questions that guide my thinking, work and impact. This one is a #Thread listing the issues/ questions that I am considering. I share them in no particular order.
1. I am pondering what it would take for government to be truly controlled by the people and how governance can be less elitist. Most people in the world do not have a clue of how and why decisions that impact them are made by politicians (who often have very low expertise)
2. I am specifically wondering about information and data usage and how it can be better (and more) used by people - you and I - to specifically guide our personal actions, plans and how we demand for our rights.
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Historically #Kashmiri women have enjoyed freedom like none of their counterparts in the other regions of our country. The intrusion of regressive ideologies, targeted at women, in the 90’s, might have pushed them behind but they are rapidly changing the gender norms.

#Kashmir
The spirit of women in #Kashmir, supported aptly by various #government initiatives, have grown wings that enable them to soar the skies and break the glass ceiling.
#WomenEmpowerment #Kashmir

@FatimaDar_jk @MirYanaSY @AsimKhanTweets @IAmErAijaz
With the #abrogation, women of #Kashmir now have a stake in their ancestral properties regardless of their choice is spouse. This have liberated women who are not bound, shackled with patriarchal laws.

@NamrataWakhloo @AartiTikoo @IAmErAijaz
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پاکستان کی لبرل و سیکولر اشرافیہ کو “ #تصوف “ کا بہت شوق ہے مگر انہیں عمران خان صاحب و تحریک انصاف کا تصوف پسند نہیں ہے ۔ دونوں گروہ قدیم اور اصل صوفیاء کے یہ اقوال پڑھیں اور آنکھیں کھول لیں (بحوالہ قول الجمیل از شاہ ولی اللہ ) Image
جس #تصوف #سلوک و #طریقت کو مزاروں ، چلوں اور وظیفوں میں ڈھونڈا جاتا ہے وہ تصوف اور وہ صوفی صرف خدمت خلق میں ہے

#سعدی_شیرازی

طریقت بجز خدمت خلق نیست

بہ تسبیح و سجادہ و دلق نیست

“طریقت، خدمت خلق کے سوا کچھ اور نہیں ہے”

“یہ تسبیح اور سجادہ اور گدڑی سے (میں) نہیں ہے”
تصوف ، سلوک و طریقت یونیورسٹیوں سے نہیں درد دل سے ہے سائنس کو مذہب سے الگ رکھیں دونوں کو برباد کریگی یہ ملاوٹ - تصوف و سلوک و طریقت صرف یہ ہے 👇

#خواجہ_میر_درد

درد دل کے واسطے پیدا کیا انسان کو

ورنہ طاعت کے لیے کچھ کم نہ تھے کر و بیاں

#دوستی #محبت #صلہ_رحمی
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Term Insurance 101 :

"Learn everything about Term Insurance"

A Thread 🧵👇
1/ What is Term Insurance?
In term insurance, the insured person covers himself for a specific period of time. In case, something happens to him during that specific time and the plan is active, then the death benefit is passed on to his nominee.
2/ Assume, that Mr. X has insured himself for 30 years. And, if he dies in the 24th year then the death benefit will be provided to the nominee.
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Does @IowaGOP @realiowacrs appreciate the good work that @ChuckGrassley is doing to point blame at #antifa for the #CapitolRiots? Understand that y'all need it because jailed constituents can't vote.
The #IAGOP could use to support remedial #literacy program for seniors elected from their ranks. They might be able to understand the #CapitolRiots better.
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It's something that @iowacrs @YoungIowaGOP @officialifcr could volunteer to better their community.
How many contacts do the #scgop have with these types?
justsecurity.org/74919/right-wi…
How many of the @SCGOP's constituents would end up in jail for those contacts, be unable to vote for either @TimScottSC or @LindseyGrahamSC? #CapitolRiots
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#StokesSchool is 100% virtual RN and we will continue online learning this SY. We are proud of how our teachers and scholars adapted to online learning. Learn more today ⬇️⬇️
Student government surveyed all scholars about what aspects we should continue when we return in person. #remotelearning #virtuallearning #studentgovernment #studentagency #useyourvoice @padlet @zearned @Seesaw @dcpave @dcpavevoices
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Enjoying this webinar, although I don’t have the spare brain for livetweeting this evening. Thanks @LD_Australia and @PamelaSnow2! Important stuff. #YouthJustice #literacy #DLD
.@PamelaSnow2: The importance of all the layers of language beyond just the literal: analogy, simile, metaphor, idiom, jokes, sarcasm, irony, satire, parody, politeness conventions — and that’s just in oral language. Metaphors in written, literary lg are even more complex!
OK, I probably need to read whatever text this metaphor is from:

“Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces.” — Richard Kadrey, “Kill the Dead”.
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1 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
2 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
To say that #Jinnah & #AIML wanted to make #Secular #Liberal #Pakistan not the Theocratic State is a Half Truth ! How would you explain #Islamic Speeches of Jinnah ? Reference: ia600504.us.archive.org/16/items/relig… ( cc @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad @omarali50 )

#TwoNationTheory #Islam #India #Partition ImageImageImage
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Participated in the Rotary Club's Programme on the topic 'भारत में सम्पूर्ण साक्षरता - एक दिशा' today.
@rotary_india
@Rotary ImageImageImage
35,000+ clubs of Rotary are working together on significant issues such as promoting peace, fighting conflict, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, protecting mothers and children & much more. ImageImageImageImage
#Literacy is a catalyst for development, which enables a person not only to get proper economic, political and social benefits but also to contribute to national and international development.
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For #literacy educators, teacher educators & researchers participating in #ScholarStrike some curated resources from the #MarginalSyllabus project including blog posts, author webinars & annotated articles about the lives and #literacies of Black learners and educators. Thread >
In “The Stories They Tell: Mainstream Media, Pedagogies of Healing and Critical Media Literacy" @aprilbakerbell @RavenForevamore @SakeenaEverett describe how Black youth use social media as counterspaces for critical literacy educatorinnovator.org/writing-our-ci… #ScholarStrike #CiteBlackWomen
In “What’s Radical about Youth Writing?: Seeing and Honoring Youth Writers & Their Literacies” @MarcelleHaddix describes her work with young writers leveraging their stories & voices to advance critical cultural conversations educatorinnovator.org/learn-with-mar… #ScholarStrike #CiteBlackWomen
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I, along with Minister of State for Education @SanjayDhotreMP, attended a conference organised by @EduMinOfIndia on the occasion of International Literacy Day. #ShikshakParv #InternationalLiteracyDay ImageImageImage
I wish to emphasize that #Literacy need not be viewed as an end in itself. In our Sanskrit texts too, it is said ‘यावत्जीवमधीते विप्रः’ which means we should educate ourselves till our last breath. Hence, it should be viewed as the beginning of lifelong learning. #ShikshakParv
Sincere efforts have been made to boost #Literacy in the country over the years, the result of which has been a 73.9% adult literacy rate in 2017-18, the highest-ever the country has ever seen.
#ShikshakParv #InternationalLiteracyDay
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students of #Literacies unit @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #literacy

#Literacy is dynamic, continually developing and unfolds in new and unexpected ways. Learning the inception of #writing and its trajectory to the forms we use now has me excited to observe how literacy continues to develop in the future

languageonthemove.com/who-invented-w…
I particularly was surprised by the fact that early prints were made to be similar to handwriting, I thought that was quite genius idea! Also, I liked the fact that printed #books were given to the people whose main job was to decorate them! Image
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اسی لیئے شعراء کی قرآن و حدیث میں مذمت کی گئ ہے کہ ان میں مبالغہ آرائ، جھوٹ اور غلو ہوتا ہے ۔ #علامہ_اقبال تو رہے ایک طرف کسی کو بھی حق حاصل نہیں کہ تمام قوم کو ایک ہی لکڑی سے ہانک دے (کلیات اقبال قدیمی) #پنجاب #پنجابی

@omarali50 @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad

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اب اگر #علامہ_اقبال سے یہی پوچھ لیا جاوے کہ حضور آپ نے تو تمام #پنجاب کے #پنجابی مسلمانوں کو ایک ہی لکڑی سے ہانک دیا تو پھر کیا فرماتے ہیں مولانا ثناء اللہ امرتسری (اہلحدیث عالم) مولانا ابراہیم سیالکوٹی (اہلحدیث عالم) غزنوی خاندان (پنجاب کا اہلحدیث خانوادہ) اور عبیداللہ سندھی پر
#علامہ_اقبال کو فسطائ مسولینی بہت پسند تھے اور ملاقات بھی تھی (ذکر اقبال از عبدالمجید سالک) اب علامہ اقبال کو مسولینی اور کارل مارکس پر ملاحظہ فرمائیں ۔ ( کلیات اقبال قدیمی)

@Rafi_AAA @omarali50 @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad

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RT @sayzaidi Single National Curriculum across #Pakistan . Is it possible to implement the new curriculum at once? What will be possible outcome? with @mughalbha

#SNC #Education #Literacy #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب #Sectarianism

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پاکستان میں مجوزہ یکساں نصاب تعلیم کے نفاز پر کیا خدشات و تحفظات ہیں ۔ میری ناقص رائے ملاحظہ فرمائیں ۔ شکریہ عمار یاسر صاحب @sayzaidi

مکمل :

#ایک_نصاب #AikNisab #SNC #فرقہ_واریت #مسلک_بازی #مذہبی_انتہاپسندی #شدت_پسندی #اقلیتیں

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اردو زبان کے زریعے پاکستان میں پھیلی ہوئ واہی تباہی لسانی نفرتیں ، مغالطے و مفروضوں کی خلیج کو پاٹا جاسکتا ہے تاکہ لوگوں کو علم ہو کہ پاکستان کا ثقافتی و تہذیبی ورثہ کیا ہے ؟

مکمل :

#EthnicSlurs #HateSpeech #Folkore #Sufis #Urdu
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We are #live now!

Watch #ASERSouthAsia's webinar on "Understanding foundational numeracy: South Asian perspectives on #ICAN2020 – a new global tool" on our Facebook page 👇
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@palnetworkHQ @AserNepal @ASERPAKISTAN @iidbd @Pratham_India
If you are joining on Zoom now, please select the language in which you would like to listen to the webinar!
On Facebook, you will be able to listen to the discussion in English.

#ICAN2020 #ASERSouthAsia
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