School of Education and Leadership Offers Summer Reading and Study Skills Clinic

Belmont, CA, May 8, 2007 — The School of Education and Leadership at Notre Dame de Namur University is offering a summer clinic to help children in grades K-8 develop strong reading and study skills. The clinic will be held June 19-July 26.

The clinic will focus on developing study skills across the curriculum with an emphasis on instruction in reading development and math skills. Word identification, comprehension, fluency, inference, critical thinking, and vocabulary are some of the areas focused on in the reading development emphasis. Basic math skills including word problems, algebra, geometry, and vocabulary are highlighted in the math emphasis.

The clinic offers two morning sessions throughout the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The first morning session is offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The second session runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $105 per week or $630 for all six weeks.

“The summer clinic is designed for students with a wide array of needs,” said Peggy Koshland-Crane, NDNU’s Director of the Academic Success Center and Program for Support and Success. “Students will be individually assessed and offered support in all subject areas including study skills. Focus will be on how to process and understand given information. Critical thinking skills and inferential thinking skills will be applied in all work.”