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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 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...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper is a model of multi-dimensional success. At NIU, she is a Presidential Teaching Professor of Literacy Education, director of the Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. She also was recently elected to the board of directors of the International Reading Association (IRA). Established in...
Photo of a tall stack of books in a library
Thomas Earl Wheat, a former professor of literacy education and the fifth director of the NIU Literacy Clinic, died Friday, Feb. 8, in Venice, Fla. He was 76. Wheat earned his Bachelor of Science in education in 1966 at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., and his Master of Education from the...
Photo of a young girl in a library pointing to a book
“What can I do at home to help my child with reading and writing?” Laurie Elish-Piper, a Presidential Teaching Professor in Literacy Education, director of the NIU Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, says that this is by far one of the most common questions posed...
Photo of a young girl in a library pointing to a book
“What can I do at home to help my child with reading and writing?” Laurie Elish-Piper, a Presidential Teaching Professor in Literacy Education, director of the NIU Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, says that this is by far one of the most common questions posed...
Photo of young boy reading in library
The NIU Literacy Clinic is offering a reading diagnostic assessment program for students in grades K-12 who are experiencing difficulty in reading. The individualized diagnostic reading program provides a thorough evaluation of reading, including present reading achievement, strengths and areas for improvement. Instruction of useful reading strategies also will be provided. All sessions are conducted by...