SHARP Students Read and Write!
“The SHARP Literacy program is one of the most successful projects I know. It captures the interest and attention of our students, helping them to increase their vocabulary and writing skills.”
Sara Marquez, Principal, Forest Home Avenue School
Pat the (Great) Cat is now available!
Children of the Americas tell a true story of a very noble jaguar. Pat was rescued by the Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program at the Belize Zoo and brought to the Milwaukee County Zoo. Over 1,600 students in schools in Milwaukee, together with students in Belize, spent the 2010-11 school year researching all aspects of Patís story and the wild world of the jaguar. SHARP students learned how individuals working together can make a difference in the lives of others. Patís tale is real-life evidence that tough circumstances donít always mean a bad ending. A book written by children for other children.
Available at Next Chapter Bookshop:
Welcome to SHARP Literacy, Inc.
SHARP (Student Historical Art Resource Program) was developed in 1996. Ever since, thanks to the active participation of students, teachers and parents, this organization has achieved remarkable success in a number of Milwaukee area schools.
For the most recent school year, the literacy skills of SHARP second- through fifth-grade students increased by 40-70% . . . 40-70% . . . and these children received significantly higher post-test scores!