Students will explore improving literacy achievement with elementary school students using preferred reading material in a private elementary school in Buffalo, NY.
This project will provide students the opportunity to provide literacy intervention to elementary school-aged children at a local Buffalo private school. The literacy intervention program will be provided for students to implement with children at the local school with a goal of improving reading achievement. Students will also be trained to assess literacy engagement. This project will allow students the opportunity to be part of a literacy research project, learn literacy intervention, and develop skills working with school-aged children in a school setting, all skills that can be used in many facets of the education profession.
Students will complete literacy engagement assessments to determine participant reading interests. Each student will work with an assigned 2-4 participants for a 9-week duration providing a prescribed reading intervention to determine the impact on reading achievement. Results will be analyzed by mentor to produce a deliverable that supports the organization’s missions and goals.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Start time|| |
Other: end of February/beginning of March
|Level of collaboration||Each student will work with 2-4 student participants.|
|Benefits||Opportunity to learn literacy intervention; opportunity to obtain school-based experience; volunteer within the occupational therapy field with a faculty mentor; earn academic credit|
|Who is eligible|| |
Juniors and seniors
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.