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AUDIO: Sabbath Poetry Reading
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A poetry reading from Wendell Berry's "This Day" The author of more than 50 ...

Helping Boys Become Readers
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Many boys at my school struggle with reading. Most are more interested in video games and outdoor activities than books. Our school is not an anomaly. Many boys at my school str ...

Nurturing An Inner Voice
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice," the old saying goes. I believe it and practice it in my classroom. During my first year as a second-grade te ...

James and the Giant Book
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

In Roald Dahl's classic children's book James and the Giant Peach, 7-year-old orphan James Henry Trotter escapes his two rotten, abusive aunts by crawling into a giant peach. The peach rolls, floats, ...

The Pages in the Book Go 'Flip, Flip, Flip'
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 70 percent of low-income fourth-grade students can't read at a basic level. I often wonder, "What can I do in my day-to-day work as a teacher to help?&q ...

Is Congress Getting Dumber?
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Congress now speaks at almost a full grade level lower than it did just seven years ago, with the most conservative members of Congress speaking on average at the lowest grade level, according to a new Sunligh ...

The Power of Story
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katherine Paterson Reading may not change the world -- but it changes the reader, and that's a start. The ...

A Reading and Interview from Mary Anne Reese
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Listen to this reading and an interview with poet Mary Anne Reese. Listen to this reading and ...

Poet Audio Recording and Interview
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi with Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our ...

Audio Reading and Interview with David Denny
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Denny David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, C ...