Now accepting Second Semester Applications. Second Semester runs from February 13th through May 4th, Second Semester Applications are due by February 6th.

Monday: 3:45-4:30, 4:45-5:30
Tuesday: 4:30-5:30
Wednesday: 3:45-4:30, 4:45-5:30
Thursday: 4:30-5:30

Reading Academy

The Elementary, Early and Special Education Department at Southeast Missouri State University is dedicated in providing literary support to children in grades one through eight. Read to Succeed Plus after school reading academy, located in the Instructional Resource Teaching Center (IRTC) in Scully Building, provides struggling readers an environment that allows them to take risks and build confidence as they develop literacy skills to become proficient readers. The Read to Succeed Plus (R2S+) literacy academy provides services to families in the Southeast Missouri region.

Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy is affiliated with the Elementary, Early and Special Education Department in the College of Education. R2S+ is a site for developing exemplary teaching practices in the area of literacy instruction and specifically working with children who are not reading at their given grade level. R2S+ is dedicated to supporting teacher candidates through experiential learning and collaboration. In addition, The College of Education uses this site for conducting state of the art research in order to create teachers who excel in literacy instruction.

R2S+ offers weekly individual literacy instruction by teacher candidates who are in the last semester before they student teach. Instructional sessions and teacher candidates are supervised by university instructors. The program is modeled on a Balanced Literacy approach that includes guided reading, phonemic awareness, word work and phonics instruction, writing about reading, fluency, speaking and listening, comprehension and vocabulary instruction. Teacher candidates use technology to enhance their instruction and the learning experience of the student. Teacher candidates will also plan and implement direct and explicit instruction in order for students to maximize their knowledge and develop skills to become proficient readers and writers.

Reading Academy

In order to best meet the needs of the students, R2S+ teacher candidates administer a series of assessments in the area of literacy. After assessments have been completed, teacher candidates and the university supervisor evaluates the assessments to create a detailed Literacy Profile that establishes the student's reading and writing strengths. This profile gives parents individualized recommendations to support literacy development. In addition, this evaluation provides guidance to the teacher candidates when delivering instruction to students.

Additional Information

What's Offered
  • Tutoring sessions for children in grades 1 through 6
  • One-to-one weekly; 1 hour session
  • Outstanding teacher candidates who are majoring in elementary education
  • Individualized assessment and instruction
  • Instruction based on the specific reading needs for each child
  • Progress reports to families on the work each child does in R2S+
  • Recommendations at the end of the semester
  • End of the semester conferences
Expectations
  • The child and his or her caregiver will attend each week
  • They will participate together in home assignments
  • On-going communication with the teacher candidate
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Contact

573.651.2122
jwooldridge@semo.edu
Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701