US education needs a massive redesign for the 21st century, one-fifth of which is now gone. Hurry up! We live in a country in which most of us believe that “all men are created equal.”4 (Or we used to.) Educating students to attain their own individual potential should be the goal of all citizens who care about our country, and certainly, every teacher.
Songs and poetry usually have a natural rhythm that improves fluency, and they often include rhyme. They help immensely with flow, and even accuracy. Fluent, accurate readers can concentrate on meaning which, obviously, is the whole point of reading.This and every April, consider having a Poetry Slam—but do it with no competition, no memorization! This post tells you how.