The reading department in the College of Education and Human Services at Clarion University has concluded its second Summer Reading Day Camp program.
The 2008 Summer Reading Day Camp was held June 10-27 in Stevens Hall and is part of the ED 570 and ED 571 Practicum courses in the master in education, reading specialist program. Dr. Kathleen Murphy, assistant professor of education, is the instructor for ED 570 and Dr. Brian Maguire, associate professor of education, is the instructor of ED 571.
A total of 24 children in pre-K – grade 8 from local school districts were enrolled as well as children who are homeschooled. Children in the Summer Reading Day Camp worked individually and in small groups with graduate students on assessment and instruction for reading.
An Open House for parents/guardians was held in Room 203 Stevens Hall on June 27, with 100% attendance. Parents/guardians of the children received parent packets from the graduate students with information pertaining to ways to continue progress with reading skills as well as how to encourage reading at home during the summer months. The graduate students, working in the capacity of literacy coaches, also designed and implemented Reader’s Theater performances for the parents/guardians at the Open House ending another successful Summer Reading Day Camp program.