How an English Language Arts Program Is Leveling the Playing Field in Classrooms Where the Majority of Students Live in Poverty

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“Halfway through a unit on the westward expansion this year, a second grade teacher in Rock Springs Elementary School was conducting a read aloud of the Core Knowledge text Buffalo Hunters. She posed the question, “In what ways are the steamboat and the locomotive train similar?” One of our most behaviorally challenged students — a young boy who lives in extreme poverty and struggles mightily with anger — was eager to display his knowledge”

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