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ERIC Number: EJ748536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6193
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Ernst, Heidi
Teacher Magazine, v18 n1 p24-27 Sep 2006
North Carolina PE teacher Marty Mentzer's Basketball Poets club has helped her elementary school students shoot for a new level of achievement. Combining two seemingly diametric opposites--the love of literature and the love of sharp-elbowed lunges toward a suspended hoop--her four-year-old Basketball Poets club has managed to raise kids' achievement levels and has become a model for movement-boosted learning at schools across the region. The program integrates and permeates all levels of reading, writing, social studies, science, and art. The students critical-thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities are improved. There is strong evidence that this program assists students with positive end-of-grade test results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina