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Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy

Read to Succeed Reading Academy Grades 1-6

Spring 21 Registration begins January 25, 2021 and closes February 25, 2021

Updates for Spring 2021 Reading Academy Regarding the COVID 19 Pandemic

  1. Tutoring sessions will be done through distance learning
  2. Tutoring sessions will be conducted through Southeast Missouri State University’s Zoom Account and scheduled by the tutor
  3. Tutoring sessions are offered (A) Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. or (B) Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  4. Tutoring sessions will be one hour in length and held twice a week
  5. Tutoring sessions will begin the week of March 8, 2021 through the week of May 3, 2021
  6. Students will need a device that can connect to the internet and zoom
  7. Tutoring sessions will be held after the child’s regular school day
  8. Students who have been recommended by their classroom teacher will have first priority
  9. Students who miss more than two sessions and are not made up at a later date will be asked to exit the program to allow for another student to participate and who is on the waiting list
  10. Parents and guardians will need to complete the online registration form and submit by February 15, 2021
  11. Parents and guardians are asked to supervise during the tutoring sessions in case there are any technology issues

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 six. Read to Succeed Plus after school Reading Academy, located 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+) Reading 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, Health and Human Studies. 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, Health and Human Studies 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 analyze 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 1 hour, twice a week sessions
  • 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
  • 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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Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701