Could Your Child Use a Boost in Reading This Summer?
The 2014 AU Summer Reading Program may be the answer.
The Auburn University Reading Center offers an
individualized Summer Reading Program during June and July for
children who are not yet reading accurately and fluently. Summer 2014
will be the 18th year for the program.
The Summer Reading Program is designed for
kindergarten, first, and second grade children struggling with
decoding, fluency, or comprehension. It is not an enrichment
program for fluent readers. Junior and
majors work with children in grades K-2. Sometimes graduate students work with older struggling readers in grades 3-6. Kindergarteners
caring tutor. First and second graders typically gain a
full reading level during the summer. We expect all participants
improve their decoding ability, reading fluency, comprehension, and
enjoyment of reading through participation in the Summer Reading
Program. 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 give special tests 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, "We were very pleased with the
Summer Reading Program. Michael really prospered from the
experience. A special thank you to Allison [Michael's
tutor]. She was so kind to Michael. She also wrote Michael
and us a lovely note. We certainly would recommend this program
to a friend, as well as enroll our children again."
The Summer Reading Program features twelve 45-minute
tutorial sessions. The Monday-Wednesday program will accommodate
kindergartners, first grades, and some second graders. Priority will be
given to children who can attend the entire 12-session program and those
who have just completed kindergarten or first grade. The
Monday-Wednesday program runs
from June 4 until July 14. The
Tuesday-Thursday program, if available,
will work with struggling readers in grades 3-6. It runs
from June 5 to July 15. Most sessions will
be scheduled between 8:00 and 8:45 AM. Tutors
will contact parents at the beginning of June to confirm specific
The cost of the complete program is $80.00, with fee
to be paid on acceptance to the 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