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WMU offers K-12 reading program

Aug. 31, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Supplemental instruction in reading, writing and study skills is available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at the McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic in Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

The program will extend students' knowledge and expertise in reading, writing, and critical literacy skills with various kinds of texts. Each student will receive individualized assessments and instruction from experienced teachers working toward their graduate and undergraduate degrees. Students will engage with strategy instruction and project-based learning to develop new skills, confidence, and an appreciation for lifelong learning.

Sessions with graduate students are held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Sept. 28 through Dec. 7. Sessions with pre-service teachers are held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday, Sept. 30 through Dec. 9. The fee is $225 per student for the Tuesday evening courses and $175 for the Thursday evening courses. Children of WMU students, faculty and staff receive a 30 percent discount, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Enrollment is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register early.

For more information or to register, contact Teresa Valdez at teresa.valdez@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3534.

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