Program uses music, art to teach reading to at-risk students

12/11/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Cleveland Elementary School in Chicago is among 21 city schools using a program called Reading in Motion's Benchmarks program to teach kindergartners and first-graders how to read through songs and art projects. The program also provides teachers with professional development and literacy coaches throughout the year. "At the end of first grade, if the kids are where they should be, 88 times out of 100 they're going to be that kind of reader for the rest of their lives," said Karl Androes, Reading in Motion's founder and executive director.

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