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How a Literacy-First Program Heightened a School

Several second-grade guys at Concourse Village Grammar school in the Bronx are resting on a brown area rug, kicking all their legs uphill as smooth saxophone favorite songs plays more than a classroom subwoofer. Continue reading

The Benefits of Memorizing Poetry

The Benefits of Memorizing Poetry

I first read Marge Piercy’s poem “To be of use, ” I became adoringly obsessed with the very last lines: “The pitcher incorporation for water to carry / and a human being for do the job that is real. ” The exact analogy resonated with me, considering the desire I had always believed to have a purpose that goes more than my own happiness or leisure. Continue reading The Benefits of Memorizing Poetry

Driving Strong Reading Knowledge in K-5