Broadway Books First Class

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BROADWAY BOOKS FIRST CLASS

 

FIRST GRADE TEACHER DR. GARY WELLBROCK CREATED THIS LITERACY PROGRAM TO...

 

  • Celebrate the rich cultural offerings of NYC

  • Promote literacy and the Arts

  • Foster an environment of sharing across educational and cultural communities

  • Provide children with inspiring role models

  • Explore and cultivate topics surrounding diversity & acceptance, persistence & self-confidence, cooperation & teamwork and the pursuit of dreams

  • Send a message to kids that they are loved and important
     


The dynamic visits are Conducted in both American Sign Language and English.


Each performer is discussed before the visit to prepare the students and afterwards students are invited to write and draw about the experience. In addition, children write Thank You cards to the generous performers. 

Backstage

Broadway Books First Class

 

This program is the brainchild of Dr. Gary Wellbrock, a first grade teacher at New York City's premier school for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-allied (including children of deaf adults "CODAs")

 

Merging Theater and Literacy

 

Dr. Wellbrock holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Learning from Fordham University.  His dissertation focused on reading assessments with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.