Juan Felipe Herrera Poetry Foundation Residency
Poet Laureate of the United States Juan Felipe Herrera will share his La Casa de Colores project and conduct student workshops during his residency at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago February 9 and 10. Space is limited at these free evening sessions, so inquire soon if you’re interested in attending. Herrera’s story “The Upside-Down Boy” is a student favorite in Junior Great Books (Series 3, Book One). Herrera’s poetry collections include CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (1999), Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008), Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes (2014), and Notes on the Assemblage (2015).
I am currently interested in how I might use your Great Books Roundtable for my students in grades 6-8. My student population consist of 40% of boys and girls reading below grade level. I am searching for strategies to combat this trend and groom them to becoming life long readers, how can you assist me in this pursuit?
Thanks for your interest in Great Books Roundtable! We’re confident GBR would be an ideal addition to your classroom & look forward to helping you implement successful strategies to improve your students’ reading levels. You’ll hear from one of our New York educational consultants soon–watch your in-box for an email that ends with @greatbooks.org!