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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 20:52

Help your child maintain reading, writing skills

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Western Carolina University is offering a two-week program in June designed to help young children maintain the reading and writing skills they have gained during the school year.

“Summer Reading Adventures” is open to students going into the first and second grade. The half-day camp will meet from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday, June 18-29, in Room 141 of WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building.

Through reading aloud, shared writing experiences, a writer’s workshop and small-guided reading groups, the students will learn and practice strategies they need to be effective readers and writers for their next grade level.

Teachers Holly Whisnant and Jeri Hensley from Jackson County’s Fairview Elementary School will provide instruction.

“Studies show that kids tend to regress over the summer, and unfortunately, we’re seeing the effects in the classroom come fall,” Hensley said

The registration fee is $99 per child through June 1 and $125 thereafter. The program is limited to 16 students. A daily snack will be provided, but no lunch.

828.227.7397 or and click on “Camps and programs for kids.”

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