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McDaniel Reading Clinic helps students become 'thoughtful, deep' readers

The walls of Friendship Valley Elementary School were covered in camp-themed decorations — tents, trees, clouds and more.

Carroll County Times

July 5, 2018

 

The walls of Friendship Valley Elementary School were covered in camp-themed decorations — tents, trees, clouds and more.

On the ground of a handful of classrooms sat pretend campfires made from wood and paper flames.

And while the outdoor setting may have been make-believe, for the approximately 40 students enrolled in this year’s McDaniel Reading Clinic, the decorations and summer camp theme were a way to bring fun to four weeks of reading and writing practice.

“The McDaniel College Reading Clinic is a required course for those teachers who are working on … their master’s degree in reading,” said Mel Rhoads, facilitator for the clinic. “It’s a three-year program, and this is their final clinical practicum experience.”

Rhoads said the course is six credits and lasts four weeks. It’s for students heading into second grade through students heading into fifth grade.

This year’s theme — camping — makes the environment fun for the kids, she said. And when it’s fun, it helps the students make more progress.

“The entire goal for the students — we would like them to maintain their current reading level. If they exceed that reading level, that certainly is a wonderful bonus,” she said.

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