Center for Literacy News

Concordia-Chicago Center for Literacy’s Reading Club builds critical learning skills for children 7 to 17

When the Reading Club kids show up at Concordia University Chicago, the whole campus buzzes with energy. In bringing together curious children of various sizes and gifted graduate students with a passion for teaching kids, Concordia-Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy is helping young...

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Summer Writing Institute to launch innovative writing program for middle- and secondary-school teachers, students

Concordia University Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy will host a summer writing institute this June. The program is open to students desiring to sharpen their writing skills, as well as to area educators who want to develop advanced-level classroom strategies for teaching...

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New Center for Literacy benefits area children and adults

The event was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the first group of children to take part in the Center's Jumping into Multiliteracies (JiM) program, partially funded by Youth Services of the Oak Park and River Forest Townships. Current students of the program presented what they had...

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Jumping into Multiliteracies (JiM) Class

JiM Class coaches provide guidance and expertise to students as they make sense of the different media they use and the content they chose to explore. The program is designed to have a deep, meaningful and lasting impact on the literacy development of the participating students. The strength...

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Summer Reading Club

All meetings are supervised by university faculty and finish with whole group reflective and consultative time. At the conclusion of the program, a case study report is compiled for each student and recommendations to further support literacy growth at home are shared with parents. In the Reading...

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