Fisher Hosts Literacy Clinic for School No. 3
Thanks to a Title I grant from the federal government, administrators and teachers from the Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3, along with Dr. Kathy Broikou, Director of the Literacy Education Program at Fisher, created a summer literacy clinic for students from School No. 3. Heading up the NRCS-SJFC Partners in Literacy Program is Allison Rioux, a teacher at School No. 3, as well as a part-time faculty member at Fisher.
Since July 9, 14 teachers and 60 students from School No. 3 have been coming to the Fisher campus each day. The teachers spend part of the morning (8:30-9:15 a.m.) in professional development. Topics thus far have included assessment and assessment analysis, guided reading, word study, running reading records, and team planning. At 9:15 a.m., the students arrive and have breakfast. Instruction, which consists of guided reading, writing, and word study, takes place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Teachers have worked hard to create teaching plans that match the identified needs of each student. After lunch, the students and teachers head home.
Everyone involved in the program, which runs through July 31, has commented that the learning experience—for both teachers and students—has been invaluable.