2021 Summer Literacy Classes

Summer Literacy
Mini-Camp and Workshops
Registration will open January 2022
 If  you have any questions about programming and/or need assistance determining which class is right for your child, please contact us.  We would love to visit with you about our programs, as well as learn about your child and his/her specific needs. 

Literacy Foundations Mini-Camp
 
Targeting learners entering 2nd Grade

Registration Closed

Students will receive explicit, research-based instruction in the areas of alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, handwriting, decoding, encoding, reading fluency comprehension and written expression. Using a scientific approach to reading instruction, students will be introduced to the reliable orthographic patterns in the English language, to include syllable types, prefixes and suffixes, with attention to accuracy and automaticity. 

 

Learners will further be exposed to a variety of rich children's literature and interactive writing experiences, as instructors lead discussion and activities that target oral and written language development, as well as metacognitive skills. 

This mini-camp is targeting learners entering the 2nd grade, taking into consideration present levels of performance and readiness. 

Teachers are trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction through the Neuhaus Education Center; therefore they are also equipped to meet the needs of young learners identified with dyslexia. 

Prior to camp, parents of registered students will be asked to complete an informal reading readiness inventory.  This information will facilitate the development of individualized literacy instruction for your child.

Weekly Sessions Offered

Classes meet 2 times per week, Tuesday/Thursday

1:00-2:30

Rate: $135 per week (3 hours of instruction)

Foundations Early Childhood Literacy Summer Introductory Class

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

The goal of Foundations Early Childhood Literacy Classes is to lay a strong foundation of essential early literacy skills.  Learners will receive explicit, systematic, multi-sensory research-based instruction in the areas of alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, handwriting and letter:sound correspondence.  The use of emergent readers will facilitate the development of print awareness and provide early exposure to high frequency words.  Learners will further be exposed to a variety of children's literature, as instructors lead discussion and activities that target oral language development and metacognitive skills. (Targeting leaners ages 4-5, taking into consideration developmental readiness.)

Weekly Sessions Offered 

Classes meet for 1 hour, 2 days per week

M/W 1:00-2:00 

Enrollment is limited to 6 students per weekly session

Rate: $90 per weekly session (2 1-hour classes)

Reading Comprehension and Written Composition Workshops
 
5th/6th Grade

Registration Closed

These weekly literacy workshops are targeting upper elementary students who are reading/decoding grade level text with increasing accuracy and fluency, but need further development in reading comprehension, metacognitive skills and written composition.  The skills that students acquire and perfect in these workshops will benefit them in school and beyond for years to come. 

 

Each week, students will be presented with a new and engaging age appropriate topic and text.  Multi-sensory reading comprehension strategies will be explicitly taught and applied as students read, analyze, discuss and connect with the text.  Students will further learn to annotate text to facilitate higher order thinking and comprehension.  This weekly session will then end with an extended written composition mini-lesson related to the covered text.  Students will learn to plan, organize and construct paragraphs on a given topic, with the author’s purpose in mind.  

Weekly Sessions Offered 

Classes meet for 1 hour, 2 days per week

M/W - 3:30-4:30 

Enrollment is limited to 6 students per weekly session

Rate: $90 per session (2 1-hour classes)