Spring tutors needed for local bilingual children

A 2005 photo from NIU's Project ROAR at Littlejohn Elementary SchoolAre you interested in service learning at NIU? Are you looking for a meaningful elective course?

Tutors are needed for the spring semester for Project ROAR — Reaching Out through Art and Reading — and Project SOAR — Science Outreach Activities with Reading. Students can become part of ROAR/SOAR and earn three credits by enrolling in LTRE 231: Techniques of Tutoring, a course offered by the College of Education’s Department of Literacy Education.

NIU tutors work with small groups of bilingual children at Littlejohn Elementary School in DeKalb.

The tutors read beautiful picture books aloud to children in kindergarten through third grade, play vocabulary games and oversee art and science projects that connect to the books that are read aloud.

A 2005 photo from NIU's Project ROAR at Littlejohn Elementary SchoolYoung children learn English and art or science concepts in a fun manner. Tutors learn about literacy instruction in a hands-on way while they offer valued service to the community.

One two-hour, weekly¬†seminar is required from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in Graham Hall 134 in which that week’s activities for the young children will be explained and prepared. One two-hour, weekly tutoring visit is required from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Littlejohn. Consistence attendance is important.

Enrollment information: LTRE 231, Section 0001,
Class No. 2015, Graham Hall 134.

For more information, contact the Department of Literacy Education at (815) 753-8556.

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