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Ridgewood Heavy Hitters to Talk Language Arts Skills at Forum

Four accomplished Ridgewood parents will examine the language arts skills students need to get ahead at a seminar on Tuesday.

Several influential panelists from Ridgewood on Tuesday will be weighing in on the language arts skills they feel students will need to hone in the 21st century.

On Nov. 27 at the Education Center, the district's Curriculum Communication Committee will be hosting best-selling author Harlan Coben, former New York Times reporter and editor Alan Finder, Franklin Templeton portfolio manager Donald Taylor, and college essay tutor/college art professor Nadia Tscherny.

The group, according to the district, will explore:

  • "What skills, attitudes and pursuits in the Language Arts literacies of reading, writing, listening, speaking or viewing have benefitted you in your professional life?
  • How might schools best create learning experiences that foster success in using the Language Arts literacies in students’ lives and in their future careers?"

The discussion will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parents and students are encouraged to attend the free event.

Lauren Imbruglia November 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Oh Gosh!!! I wish I was asked to weigh in! As the teacher of a foreign language, I have much to say about the (lack of) grammar being taught at the elementary level. When I get middle schoolers who lack the basics (What's a noun/verb/adjective...what do they do???? What does a pronoun do?) Kids routinely tell me that they learn more about English grammar in my French class than they do in their English classes. I need help....
Mikka H November 26, 2012 at 01:36 AM
sorry lauren.....you don't rank as a foreign language teacher.....you have to write shitty novels and blather for the liberal NYT ! what a joke....Ridgewood heavy hitters...please.....and a portfolio manager ! WOW !

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