Thematic literacy. Project-based learning. Enrichment. And recreation. It’s all part of our comprehensive Summer Scholars program! We also partner with the Youth One Book, One Denver campaign to enhance our literacy curriculum.
Whatever the theme for Youth One Book, One Denver, the academic block will help students increase their literacy skills through participation in:
- Targeted phonics interventions, including sound-blending, word de-coding, and vocabulary building.
- Guided reading, which provides “significant and positive impact” for struggling readers.
- Shared reading, which promotes vocabulary development, and comprehension, and
- Project-based learning, a student-driven approach that deepens content learning and increases student engagement.
Afternoons were filled with more hands-on learning, field trips, and recreation activities. This robust array of activities helps kids broaden their knowledge of the world beyond their neighborhoods. It enables kids to explore a variety of new activities. And helps students develop skills essential for ongoing success – including the ability to build positive relationships and to work collaboratively toward common goals.