Area Children Benefits from Reading Program at SWOSU
Twenty students in Dr. Ann Russell’s summer course, Diagnostic Practices in Teaching Reading, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University have had an excellent opportunity to engage in service learning as they instruct children in reading as part of their course requirements.
University students in the SWOSU Department of Education are tutoring 23 individual children who signed up for a reading boost. The program builds success in motivating an enjoyment of reading, and many children return each year to be a part of it, according to Dr. Russell, who has been associated with the program for 26 years.
Enrollment for the eight-week summer program begins after spring break each year. The program is well supported by area teachers and administrators who refer participants in grades 1-6.