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Malika Lee started tutoring young children when she was a young child herself. Now as she does that work professionally as a reading tutor at NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic, the early childhood education major has discovered her early ambition was right all along. “I feel like I’ve always had great teachers, and I...
For a half-century, Jerry Johns has been a teacher of teachers. A renowned reading professor, Johns taught 6,000 students over 30 years on the faculty at Northern Illinois University. They, in turn, have touched the lives of thousands of students globally. Every step of the way, Johns’ partner has been his wife of 53 years,...
Last year’s Literacy on the Lawn drew more than 200 people.
Literacy on the Lawn opens its next chapter at a new location: NIU’s Convocation Center. The Northern Illinois Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at all-weather friendly Convo Center. Award-winning children’s book author Carolyn Crimi will present a lively program from 11-11:45 a.m. It  promises...
Little Free Library
NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic will install its seventh Little Free Library at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Mason Court Apartments, 275 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather-proof boxes in their communities. These boxes are stocked with books which are free...
Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"
Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
Photo of a teacher helping a child to read
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education will offer a new cohort this summer leading to a Master of Science degree in literacy education with a focus on reading. Classes will be held at the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic in DeKalb. The program includes one or two classes per semester and is ideal for classroom teachers...
Photo of a teacher helping a child to read
In the spring of 2014, Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy Education will offer a new cohort leading to an M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education with a focus on reading at the NIU-Naperville campus. This degree leads to reading specialist licensure (K-12). This program includes one or two evening classes per semester and is ideal for...
Photo of two boys reading a book in a library
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education is sponsoring a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This event provides the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates as well as to bring new colleagues to introduce them to...
Jerry Johns
The NIU College of Education, the Department of Literacy Education and the NIU Foundation are celebrating the naming of The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic. The naming recognizes not only Johns’ generosity as a philanthropist to the clinic and the literacy program but also his years of ongoing contributions to the field of literacy itself. Established...