La. school's early-literacy curriculum starts with reading pictures

08/7/2013 | Town Talk (Alexandria, La.), The

A Catholic elementary school in Louisiana this fall will begin piloting the two-part Happily Ever After and Superkids Reading program, in which teachers tell stories based on picture books that do not include printed words. The program, part of which was launched in 2008 in Catholic schools in Chicago, starts with students learning sounds and shifts toward teaching literacy using "auditory, visual, oral and kinetics for every letter," said Liz Hines, St. Frances Cabrini Elementary School's curriculum coordinator and developer.

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