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Follow The Drinking Gourd – Lesson Plan – Marc Frucht

Follow The Drinking Gourd – An Integrated Inquiry Based Social Studies Lesson by Marc Frucht Content Standards: INQ 3–5.4 Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration the different opinions people have about how to answer the questions. INQ 3–5.5 Gather relevant information from multiple […]

Getting Kids to Love Love Love Reading!

How Do We Go Beyond Instilling a Love of Reading toward Sustaining It as a Habit for the Lifelong Learner? by Marc Frucht   “Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure.  As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that […]

Asking To Learn Then Learning So Much More!

Asking To Learn Then Learning So Much More!   An old blog note I found in google cache. I don’t want this one to ever disappear and it looks like a database went away where this entry used to sit. Bummer. Monday, 12 August 2013 The most serendipitous kismet I’ve had this side of the Millenium […]

New London’s 5th Annual Youth Talent Show Is Going To Be Sooooo Awesome!

This just in from The New London Youth Talent Show ***BREAKING NEWS*** The results are in. Thank you all! It was tough, but the search is over. We are excited for this year and promise an EPIC showcase! Be sure to tell your friends and family! Bring joy this Holiday season. Tickets go on sale […]

The Boy Who Said, “Monk.”

The Boy Who Said “Monk!”   A Connecticut K-5 school. I’m on a three-day assignment in Special Ed. Several one-on-ones with students who have a schedule of tiered RTI pull-outs from their regular classes. A little pre-schooler I won’t name of course comes every day for a morning hour and an additional afternoon on Fridays. […]

JOURNAL POEM 24 – Poems For Roberta Blackgoat

Cappuccino. Monkey and Bull make meal of Pomegranite, potatoes, pineapple & peppers. LL Zamenhof worked Pepsi’s graveyard Shift til the day he died. Poetic. Death not for lack of irony. For growing calamity, asks Esperanza, Does one need fertilizer? Removes tongue from cheek. 1477. Chris visits Iceland inquiring As a wannabe Portugese picking up Waterfront […]

ANNOTATIONS: Marc Frucht’s American Songbag.

Here goes some “explication” about the two newest recordings I’ve mastered and edited up. Enjoy. Recorded live from the soundboard at a Bonfire in Groton, CT. I noticed while I was organizing these tunes that it kind of serves as the best kind of ethnomusicology lesson you could ever receive for free. Pro Bono, my […]

Of How A Teacher Intervened And Got Me Into College – True Story

I was getting straight A’s in Language Arts going into my Junior Year. Yet my verbal SAT score was 150 points lower than my math/science! I wasn’t getting into UConn or other good schools with such low scores. Crying, I asked my English teacher what could be wrong. He handed me a 1-page document similar […]

COMANCHE CODE TALKER SHARES PRIDE IN SERVICE SIGNAL-SOLDIER HISTORY REVISITED

Story and Photos by Marc Frucht Published in Mountaineer Weekly July 20, 1990 Comanche Code Talker Forrest Kassanavoid told soldiers of 124th Sig BN to be proud of their lineage. “You have a special relationship with an Indian Tribe in Oklahoma,” he told them. Kassanavoid shared his World War II, 4th infantry div experiences with […]

Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes

Pat Richardson Video: Transcribed by Marco Frucht Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZEGijN_8R0 I typed this in so that people can make direct quotes if they’d like. I sure would. 😉 I am here today not speaking just on behalf of myself; I’m here representing 1110 other parents, educators and taxpayers in […]