Old Orchard Elementary students are benefitting from a unique partnership with students from the University of Toledo.

A celebration was held recently to mark the end for the school year of the UT Book Buddies program, which had UT students coming to the elementary school to implement learning strategies they were learning in Literacy and Reading Development for Young Children (CI 3460:002).

The class, taught by Professor Susan Parks, covers such topics as the study of literacy development, literacy-related instructional practices and materials, understanding the reading process and teaching for comprehension, writing development, reading-writing conventions and visual literacy as well as related state and national standards.

The UT students completed field work by working with the kindergarten students at Old Orchard.

Studies have shown that early literacy efforts will help students find success in later grades.

Posted on April 29, 2016