Literacy Center



  • We are committed to providing high-quality, meaningful reading and writing instruction to a diverse group of children entering grades one through twelve. By providing our services on the campus of St. John Fisher, we are affording urban, suburban, and rural children an educational experience in a new and exciting environment; one in which these struggling readers and writers have not experienced failure. At the same time, we are offering our graduate candidates an opportunity to investigate research-based literacy practices with high-need children in a focused, supportive setting.
  • The role of the Literacy Center supervisors is to challenge graduate candidates to reach new levels of pedagogical and theoretical understanding while engaging in collaborative research with these students on effective literacy instruction.
  • The role of Literacy Center tutors is to actively and thoughtfully participate in all aspects of operation, from designing and implementing research-based lessons for children, to assisting in daily maintenance of Literacy Center facilities, to actively participating in reflective discussions and inquires through class engagements and course readings.
  • Within the Literacy Center, lessons for the children will be highly engaging, meaningful, and focused toward specific authentic outcomes that reflect their strengths, needs, and interests.
  • The Literacy Center gives us all an opportunity to be creative, take risks, and benefit form the rich surroundings of the college.


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