NBC news tells the story of Reading In Motion’s “incredible” work in one South Side school
Reading In Motion was featured on the NBC-5 News in Chicago in a story about our partnership with the South Shore Fine Arts Academy. The piece focused on our innovative use of music and drama to engage young students and get them reading at and above grade level, and included interviews with RIM Teaching Coach Little Tom Jackson and a kindergarten teacher he has worked with at the school.
Heather Polek, working with the Reading In Motion curriculum and with Little as a coach and guide, got her entire class up to grade-level benchmarks in reading last year. And this year she has some of her kindergarteners reading at the 2nd and 3rd grade level. As the NBC-5 anchor said in introducing the piece: “Incredible.”