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10 Books Your Scholar Won’t Want To Put Down

July 19, 2021 Success Academy

With the help of our scholars, we've curated the ultimate summer reading list for elementary and middle schoolers to enjoy! Read more

Why I love Audible: A Mother’s Tale

December 22, 2020 georgia.west

With a 17-year-old heading to college next year and a 14-year-old freshman in high school, I am at the tail end of hands-on parenting. There is, however, one thing I still do regularly with my kids: listen to books on Audible. Read more

How Two Educators Convert Even the Most Reluctant Readers

November 18, 2019 Elora Tocci

Across boroughs and roles, both Ms. Johnson and Ms. Poser share a determination to carve out “love of reading” as a stand-alone educational priority — one that is just as important as things like phonetic understanding, main idea, and vocabulary. Read more

Portal to Another World: An Ode to Books

June 11, 2019 Success Academy

We’re so excited to announce that our very own Harlem North West 8th grader, Amaris Asiedu, won the Third Annual Young Readers Prize! Read more

The Roots of a Poetry Revolution Take Hold

April 29, 2019 Elora Tocci

The Robertson’s Power of Poetry event convened educators, poets, and poetry lovers to discuss an urgent issue that gets little attention: the dwindling presence of poetry in schools nationwide. Read more

Digging Deep and Thinking Big About Middle School Reading at the Robertson Center

October 22, 2018 John Snowdy

Last week, John Snowdy found himself back in the student's desk alongside fellow educators from across the country. They were at Success Academy’s Robertson Center, a new center for educator training, to learn more about the network’s approach to teaching middle school reading. Read more

Success Academy Fifth Graders Go to Birmingham — Figuratively

September 27, 2018 Allison Bravo

This is Allison Bravo's second year teaching fifth grade, and once again, teaching The Watsons Go to Birmingham is a highlight. This is the first novel scholars read and study together as middle schoolers, and it is an introduction to the kind of literary discussion and analysis they will do throughout middle and high school. Read more

Success Academy Network Leaders Share: The Books that Changed My Life

August 6, 2018 Success Academy

At Success Academy, we’re obsessed with the special “lightbulb” moments that come from reading excellent books. Our kindergartners pore over picture-books, our parents and teachers spend all summer reading, and our executive leaders swap title recommendations. Everyone at SA is in love with the transformational power of books! Read more

To Reading, With Love

June 28, 2018 Becky O'Neill

A few weeks ago, I sat with friends on a rooftop reminiscing about the first books to make us cry. Mine was Bridge to Terabithia. For Kelly, Old Yeller laid her flat. Joe barely made it through Where the Red Fern Grows, then nearly wore out the binding. Josh called The Giver “a crusher.” Each... Read more

Zombie Cows and Giant Peaches: Scholars Spill the Beans on Their Favorite Summer Books

August 4, 2017 Success Academy

This summer, our scholars are getting lost in great books for hours in the park, on the train, and at home. Five Success Academy scholars dish on their favorite books of summer 2017 — and where they like to read. Read more