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About this blog: I am a language arts teacher at Crittenden Middle School and the facilitator of the CMS Panther Pen blog. I grew up in the Bay Area and I love it here. I went to school in Santa Clara, and studied literature and political science ...  (More)

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Challenge from CMS: What has reading taught you?
Sep 5, 2014 8:45 am
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"If you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything."

This is one of my favorite quotes about the importance of reading... More
This perspective is to be continued...
Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
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Hi! In the following piece, eighth grade student Alexis reflects on the journey of her life so far, and prepares to face whatever is ahead the only way she knows... More
The Skin I'm In
Mar 29, 2013 8:17 am
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Hello! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. The perspective below is a reflection on... More
From There to Here
Apr 25, 2013 10:22 am
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Hello! This week's student piece is a reflection on how a move of even a few miles (in this case, just 37) can have a big impact . Enjoy, Ms. Jenson

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Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
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I love NPR Perspectives, and now so do my 8th grade Exploratory students! This writing is another Perspectives piece, written in the style of the very popular radio... More
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