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Camp Digi-Lit: Using Transliteracy Tools to Counteract Summer Reading Loss

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What brings a crowd of children running to our university campus each summer to read and write for a week? Camp Digi-Lit, of course! For four years, eager campers ready to engage in the reading and writing processes have overrun the College of Education on The University of Akron campus. Youngsters take over the Center for Literacy, the computer labs and the entire campus because it serves as their classroom during this engaging and fun-filled summer reading camp aimed at keeping kids immersed in literacy learning over the summer. By the last day, each Camp Digi-Lit camper has written an e-book, recorded a reading of that e-book, and has presented it to family and friends during a ‘meet the authors’ reception at the close of camp.

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"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't." — Mark Twain