Literacy Tutoring That Works
Literacy Camp: An Effective Summer Intervention
John S. Burgin
Patricia E. Bandré
Gail D. Hughes
We initiated Literacy Camp five years ago to create: (a) a quality summer program for children in kindergarten through grade 4 who live in a high-poverty neighborhood; (b) a practicum experience for graduate students in reading; (c) professional development for new classroom teachers from the schools that host our program and; (d) a research project to generate data that could be used to inform instruction. We collected several types of pre- and post-data to measure the effectiveness of the program: scored writing samples, running records, and a literacy interview the authors developed to measure students' abilities to articulate problem-solving strategies at the point of difficulty during reading and writing. Results indicate the majority of participants experienced significant gains in reading and writing.
Burgin, J.S., Bandré, P.E., & Hughes, G.D. (2009).
Literacy Camp: An Effective Summer Intervention.
In J.C. Richards, & C.A. Lassonde (Eds.), Literacy Tutoring That Works (pp. 159-171). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.