Center for Literacy News

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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EXCELerated Adolescent Literacy Club

EXperience-based Students engage in a variety of activities in which they use and create texts—traditional, digital, oral, and visual, among others—to address social justice issues impacting their lives and the lives around them. Choice Students have multiple opportunities to make choices about the...

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LLINK: Language and Literacy Integration for the Negotiation of Knowledge

Teachers and administrators in participating schools are offered a holistic, inclusive and innovative literacy and language development framework. The project supports curricular alignment, pedagogical integration and support for English Language Learners (including native English speakers) in...

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