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“Reading Instruction” “Grammar” “Close Reading” “Text Complexity”

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Catherine Leach is a former Western New Yorker and a long-time friend of the WNY Young Writers’ Studio. She teaches and coaches¬†at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas. I’m delighted to share this space with her today.¬† It began with a lament. A few teachers were sitting around the lunch table, telling stories about catching plagiarists. I shared one of my best strategies: if the paper had a properly used semi-colon, it was…