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      Fall 2019 Page Turners' Readers Book Club in Charlotte


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      September 5, 2019

      Thursday   4:00 PM

      1000 East Morehead Street
      Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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      Fall 2019 Page Turners' Readers Book Club

      The Page Turners' Book Club The Page Turners' Book Club promotes literacy and social-emotional competence by providing opportunities to respond to literature through experiential, authentic activities.  Page Turners incorporates all aspects of literacy learning:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Each club is designed to engage children in social situations in the context of  a shared reading experience. Classes are held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 at Dilworth Methodist Church. Classes begin on September 5 and lasts for 6 weeks,  ending on October 10.  Minimum of three kids needed.   Who attends this class? The Page Turners' Book Clubs are designed for children who attend a variety of educational settings including regular education, home schooling or self-contained language or cross-categorical classes. Many children are struggling in one or more of the following areas: writing, reading, language development, social skills, following directions, maintaining attention / focus, science, social studies. Children without known speech and language delays are welcome to attend. Children must be able to participate in group tasks with minimal assistance. The Speech Garden reserves the right to exclude children after a trial basis (when a child consistently disturbs group or interferes with learning of others) and refund payments on a prorated amount.   How is this class structured? Eight children may attend each class.  Each day will start with an activity that focuses on the Story Element for that day.  After reading a book, we will deeply explore and define elements of a story including the sequence of events, the characters and setting, as well as the problem and solution.  To facilitate integrating language, literacy and social communication skills, group activities that connect to the book will follow.   What language skills might be addressed? Social Language (Pragmatics): •             How to approach children to be included in a group •             How to interact in a group using turn taking in conversation, sharing and     cooperating •             How to deal with differences •             How to manage conflict through problem solving •             Developing a ‘feeling’ vocabulary •             Eye contact   Language: •             Formulating sentences of increasing length and complexity •             Responding to concrete and abstract questions (who, what, where, when, how, why) •             Following directions •             Increasing vocabulary •             Retelling a narrative incorporating the story structure elements •             Attending to speakers and stories •             Connect information and events to personal experiences by sharing or commenting •             Speak clearly; articulation and fluency   Academic Skills: •             Visualize, represent and sequence an understanding of text •             Connect information or ideas to text to prior knowledge and experience •             Self-monitoring strategies through responding to commenting or questioning •             Identify and describe characters •             Retell or re-enact events from a story •             Developing sight words •             Phonological awareness skills •             Reading at the word, sentence or discourse level •             Writing skills (sound/symbol association, word, sentences, or discourse level   What activities are used to meet goals? Songs, role playing, and cooperative activities are used to facilitate social communication skills. Literacy skills are developed through reading and experiencing a book as a group.  By writing, scripting, and performing the book as a group, language therapy can be individualized to meet each child’s needs within an authentic learning experience.    Why a Book Club? A book club offers the opportunity to integrate the skills needed to support language and literacy development.  Shared reading allows for children to enjoy and connect to what they are reading with peers.  By incorporating group activities that relate to our shared reading, social communication skills can be focused on within a meaningful setting.    What strategies are taught? Verbal / silent rehearsal Visual imagery Asking for clarification Listening / attending strategies Requesting assistance Visual organizers   Who teaches your classes? Classes are taught by highly experienced, certified speech-language pathologists. How do newly-learned skills transfer to other settings? Following each session, parents are given written details on each lesson and activity of the session.  Homework activities will be available to facilitate generalization of social communication and literacy skills. 

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