Could Your Child Use a Boost in Reading This Summer?
AU Summer Reading Tutoring may be the answer.
The Auburn University Reading
individualized Summer Reading Tutoring during June and July for
children who are not yet reading accurately and fluently. Summer 2017
will be the 19th year for the program. The program begins June 7 and
concludes July 17. Tutoring will be from 8:00-8:45 AM Monday and
Summer Reading has not been offered since
2013 because of changes in the course schedules in Early Childhood
Education and Elementary Education. The Early Childhood Education
program will bring a group of about 18 tutors to the program this
summer. That means we will have about 18 opportunities for primary-grade
children to get extra help in reading his summer.
Summer Reading Tutoring is designed for young children in grades K-2 struggling with
decoding, fluency, or comprehension. It is not an enrichment
program for fluent readers or an English program for speakers of other languages. We expect all participants
improve their decoding ability, reading fluency, comprehension, and
enjoyment of reading through participation in the Summer Reading Tutoring. Dr. Bruce Murray, associate
professor of Reading Education, supervises instruction.
The Summer Reading Program features individually
designed lessons with explicit instruction in decoding, fluency, and
comprehension as well as plenty of meaningful reading and
writing. Tutors monitor progress closely during each
session and assess reading during the first and last sessions to
measure reading gains. After the program, tutors compose a report
for parents about each child's current progress in reading, with recommendations for each student.
One parent wrote, "I cannot tell you
how much I appreciate your reading program.It is probably the best reading program I have ever experienced!I am a former first grade teacher and always
looking for different ideas to share with my own children.I love the idea of your program being so
individualized.I feel like every child
was 'coached' on his/her ability level and not just grade level."
Summer Reading Tutoring features twelve 45-minute
tutorial sessions. The program runs Mondays and Wednesdays from June 7 until July 17. Sessions will
be scheduled from 8:00-8:45 AM.
The cost of the complete program is $80.00, with fee
to be paid on acceptance to the program. Priority will be given to
children experiencing reading difficulties who have completed
kindergarten through second grade and who have had difficulties in learning to read accurately and fluently. Priority will be
given to children who can attend the entire 12-session program. Interested parents or
follow the link below for an application form,
or call (334) 844-6934, or write to Dr. Bruce
Murray, Summer Reading Program, 5040 Haley Center, Auburn University AL
Special note to parents: Summer Reading Tutoring is
NOT the commercial program sold by ReadingPrograms.org and advertised
under the logo of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at
Auburn University. Furthermore, the "$30 discount coupon" applies only
to their commercial program, and it is not valid for tuition to
Auburn University Summer Tutoring.
Parents looking for enrichment this summer and for productive reading
and language practice might consider having their children participate
reading and discussion activities at the Auburn Public Library
this summer. See http://www.auburnalabama.org/library/youthservices.htm for some of
the exciting activities they have planned. Summer
Reading Tutoring is not a language or reading enrichment program; it is
designed for children who have struggled in learning to read.