Language

Reading Up: A Literary Strategy

  My son loved this book when he was three Emergent readers are typically children, but they can also be adults, who are just beginning to learn the forms of grammar and written syntax found in literature. To Read Up in this context means to have someone read something...

What Is The Best Grade To Introduce Storytelling?

Some years ago, after a storytelling set, a curriculum teacher told me she really wanted to start using storytelling in the classroom. She asked me what would be the best grade to implement such a thing. I know I had one of those run over by a train looks on...

White For A Black Girl

My son is nineteen. He does not drive. ….The first time my blackness was challenged was by black children in Beaumont, Tx. I went to school with lots of military children. They were every hue and from every corner of the world. We didn’t know the world we were part...