King’s Seeks Students For Reading Clinic

King’s College is offering an opportunity for struggling elementary school learners to interact in small group and one-on-one literacy interventions during a Reading Clinic to be held the week of June 20-24.

Twenty four students who are entering second through fifth grade in the fall will be accepted for the study on a first-come, first served basis. Students for the study should have, but are not required, to 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 Reading Specialist graduate degree class on the King’s campus Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a. m. through 12:30 p. 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 9:30 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 drink and a 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 1.