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Concordia offers summer READ program for students

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  • June 13, 2017 /
  • by Sher Spooner /
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Concordia University in River Forest is holding a summer program aimed at improving students’ reading and writing skills. The READ program, or Reading Enrichment and Development, is being offered through the school’s Center for Literacy.

Concordia graduate students will be available for one-to-one tutoring as well as general instruction for all students who sign up. The program is open to students from 7 to 17 and will run four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays, starting June 19 through July 5 (there will be no classes on July 3 and 4). There are nine sessions in all. The sessions will offer:

  • Appropriate reading and writing assessments.
  • Individualized reading support.
  • Attention to reading, writing, and speaking skills.
  • One-to-one and group activities.
  • Hands-on, engaging work.

Benefits of the program will include updates about literary performance and growth, one-to-one meetings with the school’s education professionals, and individualized resources for continued literacy development.

Morning sessions from 10-11:30 a.m. will be for students ages 7-11. Afternoon sessions from 1-2:15 p.m. are for students ages 12-17. Parents are welcome to talk to the Concordia educators after each session, and the final day will be a celebration for parents, students, and faculty.

All classes will be held at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. The total cost for all nine sessions is $220. Full and partial financial assistance is available.

To register or for more information, contact Veronica Richard, associate professor of curriculum, language, and literacy, and co-director of the Center for Literacy, at Veronica.Richard@cuchicago.edu or call her at 708-209-3550.

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