HPU Education Majors Read With Local Elementary Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2010 – High Point University elementary education majors are helping local students improve their reading skills this year through the “Book Buddies” and “Reading Tutors” programs.

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The programs – organized by Dr. Debbie Linville, associate professor of education – are part of a partnership between the HPU School of Education and Montlieu Math and Science Academy.

Both programs were created to help reinforce the message of literacy in the classroom. “Book Buddies” and “Reading Tutors” allow HPU education majors to visit students once a week at Montlieu and help assist children from kindergarten to fifth grade in reading.

Each week, HPU tutors use ongoing reading assessments to inform their text selection and instructional decisions.

“Through these programs, HPU students are able to learn firsthand the importance of meeting children where they are, the value of ‘just right’ texts, and the significance of planning relevant instruction toward the goal of promoting lifelong, joyful, strategic readers,” says Linville.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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