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Improv and Literacy Development

Aside from being a teacher, I have also been involved in the arts throughout my life. At one point in my 20’s I took an improv class at a the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater¬†in New York City. I realized quickly that the work of an improv actor is very similar to the work of teacher. …

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Using Photographs for Oral Language Development

Oral language development is the basis for all other literacy development. Children must first develop their oral language skills (listening and speaking), and then they will be able to participate in reading and writing.¬†Here is one of the first activities I do with my early childhood students in our literacy class to emphasize oral language …

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