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For Immediate Release
August 5, 2009

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Virginia Campbell
(585) 395-2754
vcampbel@brockport.edu

Masterís in Literacy Students Hold Literacy Fair
for Elementary Students

Forty-five Elementary Students Take Part In Clinic

Press Release Photo Literacy Fair at The College at Brockport celebrated children's reading and writing success.

Brockport, NY Ė The College at Brockportís masterís in literacy students held a Literacy Fair/Open House for excited elementary students and their families in the College's Drake Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

The Open House was the culmination of the five-week Literacy Clinic, which took place this summer. The 45 elementary children who attended the Literacy Clinic, conducted by the Collegeís Department of Education and Human Development, are from area schools. The program is designed to help develop and strengthen reading and/or writing skills in children who could benefit from such a program.

Fifty-one first and second year master's in literacy students planned and implemented reading, writing and word-study instruction. All lessons featured various child-related themes.

The graduate students conducting the clinic had their program logs with daily lesson plans, assessments, reflections and other work on display for the Open House. The childrenís work also was displayed for family and community members to view.

The two sessions of the Open House included a variety of group activities, from puppet shows, readerís theater, student-made books, to PowerPoint presentations.

Don Halquist, visiting assistant professor, is the Literacy Fair coordinator. K. Sue Geier, and Carol St. George, lecturers, are instructors for this yearís Literacy Fair.

For more information about the Literacy Fair, please contact Halquist at dhalquis@brockport.edu.

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