Western Oklahoma Children Getting Reading Help from SWOSU Students
Several area children in western Oklahoma are benefiting from a summer reading program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
The 24 children have an opportunity to boost their reading skills under the direction of 12 SWOSU education students in Dr. Ann Russell’s course—Diagnostic Practices in Teaching Reading .The elementary, early childhood and special education majors engage in this service learning project which allows them to assess and instruct students in reading. The program reinforces skill development as well as an enjoyment of reading.
A longstanding Department of Education summer opportunity for children, Russell has been associated with the program for 28 years. The program is well supported by area teachers and administrators who refer participants in grades 1-5.