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LCCLL combines fun and learning at summer camps

August 17, 2009

First Row, from left: Valencia Valentin, Sam Lynn, Angely Hook, Jacob Cantrell, Matthew Reynolds Back row, from left: Paige Borton, Kati Hanna, Lauren Bray First Row, from left: Valencia Valentin, Sam Lynn, Angely Hook, Jacob Cantrell, Matthew Reynolds Back row, from left: Paige Borton, Kati Hanna, Lauren Bray

The Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning recently completed two summer learning events for children.

Constructing Real Writing (CREW), a writing lab designed for rising second, third, and fourth graders, involved five students in constructing language through writing exercises. The students enhanced their language skills through authentic writing tasks; developed personal goals for learning and task completion; and learned how to use a computer and software programs for creating written work.

Camp JumpStart was held for the third year and involved nine preschool children in activities to teach and reinforce the alphabet, phonemic awareness, print concepts, and listening comprehension skills.

"This has been a really busy summer for us at the LCCLL," said Peggy Agee, clinical supervisor for both initiatives. "CReW and Camp JumpStart were great learning experiences for both the children and the graduate students who led classes.  The children's excitement and enthusiasm for learning are contagious!"

From left: Karla Clay, Rayhana Johnson
From left: Karla Clay, Rayhana Johnson

Both camps were conducted by Longwood graduate students enrolled in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and supervised by licensed speech-language pathologists and an experienced classroom teacher.

The LCCLL is an interdisciplinary center that offers speech and language services, tutoring, and classes in parenting skills. For more information, contact Peggy Agee at ageepc@longwood.edu or call the LCCLL at 395.2972.