Six Edinboro University graduate students hosted students from Erie’s Public Schools during a summer English-Language Learner (ELL) literacy clinic. Children ages 7-11 from Erie’s elementary schools developed writing, spelling, reading and speaking skills at the week-long clinic from June 26-30.
“We start by assessing the students’ strengths and areas of need, and then plan intervention strategies based on those findings,” said Dr. Kathleen Dailey, ELL clinic director and professor in EU’s Early Childhood and Reading Department.
The population of students in the clinic comes from migrant families within Erie’s schools – many of whom speak Spanish and English. EU student-clinicians spent last week working with students at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie for hands-on literacy enhancement.
Dailey’s clinic is part of a four-week network of clinics through EU’s School of Education. Edinboro presents the ELL clinic as a partnership between EU, the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5 and Erie’s Public Schools summer migrant education program.
EU students complete four weeks of online instruction and one week of on-site clinical experiences and seminars on literacy development. Reading clinic completion is a required segment of the Master of Education in Reading program.
To learn more about Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Reading program, visit www.edinboro.edu/reading.