HIGH POINT, N.C., July 15, 2015 – Rising third graders from Montlieu Academy of Technology are brushing up on their reading skills this summer thanks to High Point University School of Education graduate students who are hosting the second Summer Reading Institute through July 23.
The Summer Reading Institute seeks to improve students’ abilities to be efficient and effective readers, deter summer reading loss, and raise the reading proficiency of elementary students while having fun this summer. This is the second consecutive year HPU has hosted the Summer Reading Institute for local children.
“The children start their day with a read aloud, then work with a reading tutor focusing on developing reading strategies and the writing process,” says Dr. Leslie Cavendish, assistant professor of education. “The rest of their day is spent engaged in an inquiry project that integrates reading, writing and content areas. In the final week, the children will be able to take books home, so they can continue their love of reading after the institute is done. Our goal is to have students maintain and build upon their academic growth over the school year.”
“We read new books every day, and I have worked with a lot of great teachers,” says Heaven Shamberger, a Montlieu Academy student. “They teach us how to read, and I love being able to brush up on my reading skills over the summer.”
The institute is held in conjunction with Montlieu Academy of Technology and with funding from the Molly Millis Foundation.