King’s Seeking Elementary School Students for Reading Level Study

King’s Seeking Elementary School Students for Reading Level Study

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

King’s College is offering an opportunity for struggling elementary school learners to interact in small group and one-on-one literacy interventions on June 24-27 during a Reading Specialist graduate class.

Twenty four students who are entering second through fourth grade in the fall will be accepted for the study on a first-come, first serve basis.  Students for the study should have been diagnosed as reading at least two grade levels below the class they are entering.

The students will meet with graduate students from the class on the King’s campus Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.  Daily sessions will include a whole group motivational activity, small group and individually guided writing, vocabulary development, and diagnostic data collection related to reading fluency and comprehension.  On Friday, the graduate students, under the supervision of full-time faculty members of the King’s education department, will schedule 20-minute conferences with parents of the students involved in the class.  The meetings will be held between 8:30 a.m. and noon.

Graduate students working with the students are completing their field experience requirement for their advanced degree.

The fee for the reading clinic is $50, which includes a daily snack and t-shirt.  Additional information about the class can be obtained by contacting Jill Yurko, director of graduate programs in reading at King’s, at 208-5900, x. 5685 or at jillyurko@kings.edu.  Deadline for registration is June 3.

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