The McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will offer a 4-week summer term for students entering grades 2-7 in the fall. The program begins July 8 and ends August 1, taking place Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00-11:30 am. Language arts instruction with research-based literacy curriculum will be provided in small-group settings by a team of trained staff, including credentialed teachers and graduate students from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Special programming this summer includes: collaborative learning with the South Coast Writing Project at UCSB; reading and performing literature through Reader’s Theater; and experiencing a living history day curriculum at the historic 1869 Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse.
Parents interested in helping their children maintain their hard-earned academic skills this summer can apply now. The total cost of the summer program is $400. A $25 deposit must be submitted along with the application and will apply toward the total cost of the program. This deposit must be paid by cash or check, payable to UC REGENTS, for the application to be considered. Furthermore, the deposit is nonrefundable for students that receive placement in the program. The remaining $375 will be due the first day of summer session, July 8. For more information and to download the application form, see the Clinic’s website.
The McEnroe Reading Clinic uses research-based and technology-enhanced assessment and intervention to improve reading and language skills. The Clinic offers the only University and research-based literacy and reading assessments and interventions on California’s Central Coast, bringing a special focus to children diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities or at risk for learning disabilities. It offers a positive tutorial environment and continuity of learning experiences that nurture students to become life-long readers while helping develop their skills to meet increased reading demands in secondary school.