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
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:
All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: