Science of Reading Summer Institute 2013

Teaching children to read can be a challenge. This institute, hosted by Richland Library and USC's School of Library and Information Science and Department of Education will show you how.

It will cover essentials like:
• Phonemic awareness concepts and activities
• Alphabetic principles
• Early strategies with K-1 nonreaders
• Vocabulary development, comprehension and concepts about print
• Learning assessment
• Access to print materials
• Use of illustrations in the teaching of reading
• Choosing culturally relevant texts for children
• Connections to common core standards

The institute is intended for public and school librarians, tutors, and teachers. While not required, participants are strongly encouraged to tutor a child while in the program.

All sessions will be held at the Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201) from 5:30 -- 8:00 pm. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Session Dates are:
Monday, June 24
Tuesday, July 2
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, July 23

Cost: $65

Please visit to register.

Contact Dr. Michelle Martin for more info: 803.777.1215

Upcoming Event

Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

Speaker at the Center

Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.