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Poetry: My Story

In 1994, my 6-year-old son Nicholas failed first grade. Testing revealed he could read ten words, showed no strengths, and had a low IQ. The prognosis was dire, his future bleak. Finally, the diagnostician called him: “The worst child I’ve seen in twenty years of teaching.” I had the option to remove my son from […]

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Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

Three Ways Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” For children, this love of language translates to an accessible introduction to literacy through poetry and a broader education on its beauty and intricacies. Introduced early and often during a child’s journey with literacy, poetry can mean

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