Gleaning Significant Facts from Passages: Theme 5, Reading

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National Assessment of Educational Progress, a project of the Education Commission of the States, 1973 - 207 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 124 - beat" are obscure, but the meaning is only too clear to most Americans. More than mere weariness, it implies the feeling of having been used, of being raw. It involves a sort of nakedness of mind, and, ultimately, of soul; a feeling of being reduced to the bedrock of consciousness. In short, it means being undramatically pushed up against the wall of oneself. A man is beat whenever he goes for broke and wagers the sum of his resources on a single number; and the young generation has done that continually...
Page 84 - Any attempt to label an entire generation is unrewarding, and yet the generation which went through the last war, or at least could get a drink easily once it was over, seems to possess a uniform, general quality which demands an adjective. It was John Kerouac, the author of a fine, neglected novel fhe Town and ike City, who finally came up widi it.
Page 5 - Color Black White Parental Education No High School Some High School Graduated High School Post High School Size and Type of Community* Extreme Inner City Extreme Rural Small City Medium City...
Page 124 - You know, this is really a beat generation." The origins of the word "beat" are obscure, but the meaning is only too clear to most Americans. More than mere weariness, it implies the feeling of having been used, of being raw. It involves a sort of...
Page 139 - An air burst is defined as one in which the bomb is exploded in the air so high above land or water that the fireball (at maximum brilliance) does not touch the surface. Great blast and heat hazards are produced. The heat wave resulting from the explosion of a one-megaton nuclear weapon can cause moderately severe burns of exposed skin as far as 12 miles from the point of detonation.
Page 112 - IV. Reason logically from what is read A. Draw appropriate inferences from the material that is read and "read between the lines" where necessary B. Arrive at a general principle after examining a series of details C. Reason from a general principle to specific instances V.
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.

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