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My Reading Crusade, Part 10

Probably the newspaper article about “Jerome Smith’s Reading Crusade” came out too soon, before the program could be reproduced for distribution. The article generated wide interest at the time. My school principal, Dr. Miller, said my work helps students, especially … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 9

After nearly five years off teaching, my doctor cleared me to return to teaching. I was assigned a position to teach English at Denby High School. I made some use of my already prepared teaching materials to supplement the regular … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 8

I saw the electronics teacher walking to school, and he must have seen much of what happened. The drafting teacher just pulled into the parking lot to park next to my car. Both teachers united to give chase to the … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 7

When the principal of Southeastern High School called me into his office and asked me if I would be willing to take a new position as Reading Specialist, I said “No.” Not long after, he called me to his office … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 6

Upon my return from Gainesville, Florida, I began teaching world history and American history at Southeastern High School. I was blessed to have a very kind and understanding department head, Mr. Bill Mercer. He brought me a box containing 8 … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 5

During the time I was developing and validating my reading program, various publishers of programmed instruction resources were entering contracts promising great success to schools who would use their materials. I noticed that most programs did not live up to … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 3

I kept writing more units of my reading program (now titled The Language Enrichment Program, available under that title on Amazon). One day the Assistant Principal enrolled a new student into my class. That is where my reading program proved … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 2

I continued to write my then little program on still more 3 by 5 index cards. I kept each chapter in its own file box. These were special Steelmaster file boxes that opened kind of sideways instead of from the … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade Continues, Part 1

I have been on a “reading crusade” for a long time.   Many of my former students were “thought to be beyond hope” by my local school administrators. After they attended my class, they completed high school and college successfully. … Continue reading

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Today is Literacy Day

The Nugget: 1Ti 4:13  Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.  My Comment: Literacy, both here in America and around the world, is a very important subject. The ability to read well is essential to learning. … Continue reading

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