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McDaniel College Graduate Students Assist Elementary-schoolers with Reading in Summer Clinic

The Carroll County Times

July 12, 2019


One hot afternoon in July, a group of students were still working away studiously in the classrooms of Robert Moton Elementary School. Though they were young — second to fourth grade — they were plugging away at writing their memoirs.

This was just one of the activities at a summer reading clinic held at the school.

The clinic has been a partnership for more than 40 years between Carroll County Public Schools and McDaniel College’s Graduate Program for Reading Specialists. Though the location has changed, the goal has remained the same: giving graduate students a practicum experience while helping prevent summer slide or even improving the reading skills of the elementary-schoolers.

The four-week program is for rising second- through fifth-graders. This year, the theme was “Under the Sea,” and the young readers had a wide selection of books about the mysteries of the sea. Aquatic decorations cheered up the classroom decor.