READ East Harlem/Hunter College. 

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This website is intended to be a resource guide for participating teachers as well as educators and leaders from other academic spaces, parents, and other interested parties. Here you can find resources for literacy learning, biographies of participating team members, theme-based blog posts with suggestions and strategies, up-to-date reports of progress within the project, as well as the literacy leader network. There's also a contact page for anyone interested in learning more about the project.

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April 24, 2018

“Ms. España can I share my poem?” asked Aileen, really throwing me off my game as we were wrapping up our guest visit. In typical teacher mode, I was already thinking of next period, my next lesson, the time I wanted to have for students to reflect on the Silk Road Ens...

March 20, 2018

My older daughter has cerebral palsy. As time has passed her ability to chew and swallow has diminished so that now she eats only pureed foods. Yet she holds onto strong food choices.

One of her favorite weekend activities is shopping at Whole Foods. There we buy fruit...

March 13, 2018

What does it look like, sound like, feel like to celebrate Black children in our classrooms? This month, as we celebrate Black History Month, I hear of read alouds highlighting important leaders, I see teachers taking students on trips to iconic places, and I have read...

February 27, 2018

One of the hardest tasks for teachers is creating effective, engaging, and relevant experiences for students. Relevancy reflects the communities and cultures our students come from, and creating relevant activities means placing their lived experiences into the classro...

September 19, 2017

“Children’s books are safe containers to discuss any number of difficult topics with their caretakers or loved ones. They create opportunities for children seeking understanding and solutions for real-life issues to know they are not alone and to speak their truth. The...

September 12, 2017

I’ve always loved the beginning of school because I love thinking of what’s possible and figuring out how to get there. While I’m not in the classroom anymore, I’m lucky enough to work with teachers who are, so I get to envision what’s possible with them and how to get...

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September 4, 2018