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Covering is Not Teaching: The Case for Explicit Instruction
"I covered that unit." "We talked about the vocabulary words." "I touched on grammar last week." "We went over the test." "We did an activity on that." "We went through the discussion questions." These common phrases by some teachers are, unfortunately, becoming all too common. Our verbiage as educators is powerful and also an interesting area to observe. Typically, these phrases