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June 17, 2006
DH 06 RH51
Contact: Russ Hudson,
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Reading, Studying Taught to All Grades at Summer Reading Skills
Carson, CA—The Summer Reading Skills Programs are offered again, for the 25th summer, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. There are programs designed for grades 1 through 11. The courses are designed to boost students’ vocabulary, study skills, phonics, reading speed, and comprehension. There are some courses available for students in 12th grade, college, and adults.
Registration for each summer reading course is taken until the class fills. Classes usually fill before the first day but, because of cancellations, it is possible there will be openings even on the first day of class. Each class is from 1 1/4 to 2 ½ hours a day, one day a week, for one month. All classes start during the last week of July.
Classes are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development under the administration of the university’s College of Extended and International Education. Tuition is $299.
The class for entering kindergartners and for 4-year-olds runs from July 24 through August 21 and is held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. The child must be 4 years old by the first day of class.
The class for entering first graders runs from July 26 through August 23 and is held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. It will emphasize the skills required for first-grade reading, including beginning phonics, sight vocabulary, reading aloud, and comprehension skills.
The class for entering second graders runs from July 26 through August 23 and is held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. It will emphasize the skills required for second-grade reading, including phonics, word-attack skills, multisyllable words, sight vocabulary, reading aloud with expression, silent reading, and comprehension skills.
The class for entering third graders runs from July 26 through August 23 and is held from 9 to 11 a.m. It will emphasize what is required for third-grade-level reading, including practicing the skills required to achieve fluent independent reading, word-attack skills, silent reading, reading with expression, and comprehension.
The class for entering fourth and fifth graders runs from July 24 through August 21 and is held from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. The average student in the Summer Skills Reading Programs gains more than a grade level in reading comprehension while learning to read complex words and sentences more fluently. Also taught are identifying main ideas, taking notes for book reports, studying for tests, and improving concentration and recall.
The class for entering sixth-through-eighth graders runs from July 24 through August 21 and is held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The average student in this class improves his or her reading comprehension one to two grade levels and doubles reading speed. Also taught will be the best ways to improve vocabularies, study textbooks, take notes, and prepare for tests.
The class for entering ninth-through-11th graders runs from July 25 through August 22 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The average high school student in this program doubles reading speed in textbooks and triples reading speed in easier reading materials. Comprehension usually improves two grade levels.
CSU Dominguez Hills is at 1000 East Victoria Street, on the east side of Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways and east of the 110 freeway.
For more information on the first-through-11th-grade classes and on courses for those in 12th grade and older, call (800) 978-3532 or (800) 964-9090, Ext. 2331.
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