Drawing Inferences: Theme 7, Reading

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NAEP, 1973 - 258 pages
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Page 136 - 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, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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.
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Page 209 - I see that no one has passed here "In a long time." Later he saw that each weed Was a singular knife. "Well," he mumbled at last, "Doubtless there are other roads.
Page v - INTRODUCTION TO THE THEMES The results for the Year 02 assessment (Reading and Literature) are the first to be reported by theme. Conceptually, a theme defines a set of existing and potential exercises that relate to each other in content or some central idea that is meaningful to the subject area of concern. This format allows presenting all relevant results for each theme in a single report. The eight Reading themes are described briefly at the end of this introduction . In its broadest sense,...
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