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Active Learning Leads to Literacy

ALLL P-8 Program

Active Learning Leads to Literacy Program (ALLL P-8), uses drama, visual arts, music, creative movement, games, and storytelling to improve the literacy skills of young learners from kindergarten to eighth grade. ALLL has been recognized as a model for successful teaching by the USDOE and the leaders of the New York City Department of Education.

ALLL’s hands-on, multisensory, arts-based teaching strategies have been shown to help students improve their literacy skills. New York University’s research has shown that ALLL's K-2 students outperform their peers on 87% of the 23 literacy skills tested.

In addition to helping students, LeAp provides professional development workshops that model
ALLL’s innovative techniques for use in the classroom.

ALLL in Action!
New York University’s independent longitudinal study shows that ALLL has helped over 25,000 students become successful readers and proficient writers.
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ALLL - Active Learning Leads to Literacy K-2
"I feel the strengths of the program are the workshops, the active participation, coteaching with the artist, and the excitement overall.  It has provided me with the skills necessary to enhance my students' literacy skills with artistic movements and activities.  I have learned new approaches to teaching."
-- First Grade Teacher at MS 315 in the Bronx.
ALLL in Action!
The ALLL strategies seem to be closing the verbal gender gap between boys and girls and leveling the playing field for under-performing students and ELL students.
"I discovered during LeAp classes that you have to follow your dream even though everybody says it's impossible. The most important thing I learned was that (things) don't have to be perfect, just try your best."
-- Fourth Grade Student at FLACS in the Bronx.
ALLL in Action!
New York University’s independent longitudinal study shows that ALLL has helped over 25,000 students become successful readers and proficient writers.
"This was a wonderful program that enhanced students' learning. The LeAp teaching artist was a great mentor to me as a new teacher. Her experience helped students learn and created a supportive learning environment."
-- Eighth Grade Teacher at MS200 in Queens.
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ALLL - Active Learning Leads to Literacy 6-8