Pre-Texts develops avid and creative readers by using classic literature as an excuse for making art. It is a flexible approach to teaching that integrates three areas of development: literacy, arts, and civic values. The program trains teachers and artists to collaborate as facilitators for student creations based on challenging texts.
Every Saturday hildren from East Boston have the opportunity to learn Spanish through Pre-Texs during the Spanish Heritage Academy at the Umana School, an initiative of the Boston Public Schools Office of English Language Learners. Under the direction of Veronica Robles and along with Spanish teachers Lourdes Alfaro and Lucía López, Harvard Graduate Student Obed Lira facilitates Pre-Texts sessions to children related to the Spanish culture, history and language.