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Leake’s innovative teaching idea, “Bringing Books to Life,” focuses on creating a multi-disciplinary project that will encompass language arts, math, science, and theater by producing a play using themes from several children's books. Students involved in the project will learn reading skills such as summarization, dialogue and dialect, compare and contrast, stage directions, dramatization and understanding how conflict is revealed in drama. Every aspect of the production will be created by students using their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging innovation and creativity, and developing a better understanding of language and expression. With the support of the Voya grant, Leake hopes that the act of performing will help the students recognize their potential for success and improve their overall self-confidence.

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St. Anthony Catholic School
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2 018
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