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

Old photo of two men holding newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

June 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
The South Carolina State Library is pleased to host Laura Carter, Project Manager of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), at the University of South Carolina Libraries who will share with us about the SCDNP and the rich South Carolina historical newspapers it has contributed to Chronicling America since 2009.