Summer Reading Camp

Xavier's Summer Reading Practicum has been in existence for over 30 years. It was designed as part of the coursework for the M.Ed. degree and Reading Specialist Program for teachers who desired to become master teachers in the curricular area of reading education.  The purpose of the Practicum is two-fold: 1) to guide Graduate Students and Master Teachers in the art of teaching reading strategies to students who are challenged by the process; and, 2) to offer a reading clinic where students in the primary, middle and upper level grades have an opportunity to strengthen their reading abilities and their enjoyment of reading through guided instruction that is both functional and fun.

The Practicum is an individualized reading program that analyzes the strengths  and weaknesses of the students who attend, and develops curriculum focused on  developmentally appropriate reading strategies that will enhance each student's reading abilities. All of the materials introduced, practiced, and reviewed are based  upon the Language Arts Curriculum K-12, and are developed from the  Ohio State Department of Education guidelines. We concentrate on all areas of the reading process: reading, writing, speaking and listening each day, in every planned lesson.

There are both individual instruction and group instruction developed around  a theme selected by the Graduate Master Teachers. Each grade level will has its own physical classroom space and designated area of study.

2014 Summer Reading Camp

The 2014 Summer Reading Camp is now full.  We are no longer accepting applications for 2014 and do not have a waiting list available.  Please check back next year on April 1, 2015 for next year's camp application. 

From July 21, 2014 - August 1, 2014, Xavier University is holding its Summer Reading Camp for students in grades 1 - 8.  Students will attend reading classes Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.  The cost of the program is $80 per student at the time of application.

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It is our policy to accept student's in the correct grade level only, due to the fact that socially, emotionally and developmentally that is best practice for the child.