Providing the skills struggling readers need to become effective readers.
Many people are struggling due to the pandemic and the economic crisis that exists today, including our youngest community members.
In order to be an effective reader, there are important skills that our children are lacking. We want to provide them these skills, along with materials, tutoring, and FUN! Our reading lessons are built around character building, financial literacy, STEM/STEAM activities, crafts, AND field trips!!
Sponsored by Effective Family Life, a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit organization.
Location: Gateway Conference Center at The City of Promise Church 1260 Hicks Blvd. in Fairfield
Dates: July 1st through July 26, 2024 (NO Camp on July 4rd or 5th)
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM with free breakfast, lunch and snack for the Campers.
This year's theme is I Spy Effective Readers.
Reading is a difficult process that is NOT automatic. Struggling readers require skills to crack the reading code. Here's why....
84% of English words are phonetically correct. BUT... the 16% that are not appear in all literature 80% of the time! 26 letters make 44 sounds that form words, then sentences, then stories. If a child doesn't know the sounds, he or she can't decode the words.
Most vocabulary is learned independently through listening and speaking. Reading and writing vocabulary needs to be learned through background knowledge and direct instruction in text. This knowledge is dependent on how much he or she has been read to from early childhood.
Oral Reading Fluency
Oral reading fluency is the ability to read "like you speak." Non-fluent readers suffer in at least one of these aspects of reading: they make many mistakes, they read slowly, or they don't read with appropriate expression and phrasing. These mistakes disrupt comprehension of the materials they are reading.
What do WE do?
If you have a struggling reader, iAM Effective Summer Reading Camp provides one-on-one and group instruction. We focus on building the reading skills that are essential to become strong, effective readers. We meet each student at his or her assessed level and you watch them grow as they gain skills and confidence.
Your Generosity Makes it Possible
Our camp is specialized to ensure that no child struggling academically is left behind. Our participants ended this summer with 85% improvement in sounding out words, 37% improvemant in oral reading fluency and the parents were pleased.
SPONSOR a scholarship for a child to attend Camp with a contribution of $650.00. All donations are tax deductible.