Reading & Executive Functioning Camp:
The perfect camp for your elementary student!
This 5-day camp will feature a game-based, social-emotional learning curriculum that incorporates reading, executive functioning, and mindfulness/meditation skills. Students will attend a morning meeting where they will work on skills like planning and organization, then break into groups to make new friends and participate in fun activities based around a specific theme each day that will further promote their executive functioning, social, and reading & writing skills.
Students will examine the foundational skills that contribute to becoming a strong reader. Grades kindergarten through second will address Phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Grades third through fifth will focus on vocabulary, comprehension, inferencing, predicting, and summarizing. In our camp, students will be provided with opportunities to apply their reading skills in an exciting and authentic way!
Students will also have opportunities to practice and apply various executive functioning skills while going on a variety of imaginary adventures that combine self-regulation skills and social skills. They will use skills such as planning and organizing while “preparing” for their trip. While on the adventure, they will need to use time management, attention, working memory, and inhibition along with communication and collaboration with others. Students will also learn fun mindfulness techniques to improve self-regulation.
Research shows that children with better executive function skills perform better on literacy assessments. There is also evidence that children with differences related to reading and writing, including dyslexia, dysgraphia (trouble with written expression), and specific reading learning differences, have deficits in executive function skills compared to children without such learning differences. This suggests that executive function skills play an important role in being able to successfully read and write. For more information on this topic, read this article!
|June 14-18||Brentwood||8:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|June 14-18||Nashville||8:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|July 12-16||Brentwood||8:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|July 12-16||Nashville||8:00 AM – 12:00 PM|