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  • Vocabulary and reading comprehension
    Nurture a love and appreciation of words
    Vocabulary is important to reading comprehension. Children cannot make sense of text without understanding what most of the words mean. Vocabulary activities should assist children in learning words that are not likely to be encountered in their...
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    A little help for aspiring writers
    The task of the new writer can sometimes seem daunting. So many things to accomplish and think about: first one must decide what he or she wishes to write about, what genre they wish to write in—literary, science fiction, fantasy, romance,...
  • Upstream Arts teaching artist Dylan Fresco works with a student on a performance exercise
    Upstream Arts: Moments of Magic - Part 3
    This week, the Minneapolis Arts Education Examiner is focusing on Upstream Arts, an arts education organization based in Minneapolis that is serving the Twin Cities' special needs community. The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives...
  • Instructor Norah Long working with students at Upstream Arts
    Upstream Arts: Assuming Ability - Part 2
    This week, the Minneapolis Arts Education Examiner is focusing on Upstream Arts, an arts education organization based in Minneapolis that is serving the Twin Cities' special needs community. The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives...
  • Twin Cities actress and Upstream Arts teaching artist Norah Long with a student
    Upstream Arts: Moving Against The Current - Part 1
    This week, the Minneapolis Arts Education Examiner will focus on Upstream Arts, an arts education organization based in Minneapolis that is serving the Twin Cities' special needs community. The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives...
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    Minnesota Children's Museum Rooftop ArtPark now open
    Rooftop ArtPark Memorial Day marked the first day of 2010 that patrons of the Minnesota Children's Museum were able to take advantage of the Rooftop ArtPark, a continually changing gallery experience designed to develop a child's sense of...