Literacy Clinic Connects Teachers, K-12 Students, Parents
University of Missouri St. Louis Daily
Nine-year-old Terrill Lyons Jr. stood in front of a crowded room in the basement of the Ward E. Barnes Library on the South Campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis recently to recite a poem about himself. "I am picnics and swimming," Terrill read with a smile. "I am roses and St. Louis. I am chicken and rice." The "I am" poem was the conclusion of the Richard W. Burnett Literacy Clinic at UMSL. Terrill's mother, Michelle, said the summer clinic has been amazing. "It's given him more confidence," she said. "He's more excited and interested in reading. He's a stronger reader now and not afraid to try." The UMSL clinic is a collaborative learning site that prepares educators to teach literacy and to integrate literacy instruction across content areas.
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