The Clubhouse Mission: to support and enhance the reading skills
and needs of area children through relevant and personal reading
assessments and intervention.
The Clubhouse benefits the local community and UF students! Watch the video below to learn more...
The Clubhouse provides reading instruction and support for school-age children and an authentic experience for UF's teacher education candidates. The Clubhouse current offers three programs:
All three programs meet in the Davis Street Building (300 Davis Street) on the UF campus.
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Assessing Reading Strengths, Needs and Interests
Using research based reading assessments, UF tutors use the first session to assess the reading strengths and needs of each child. They also use different inventories to discover the child's interests and beliefs about reading. This information helps tutors create engaging lessons designed to enhance and support the child's reading needs and that utilize interesting texts based on the child's interests.
Research indicates a strong relationship between motivation, interest in reading subjects, and reading performance; therefore, we use books and materials the children find personally relevant and interesting.
The tutors then use the following eight sessions to teach targeted lessons that keep the children interested and learning all with the goal of supporting their reading needs. All sessions are interactive in nature and involve individual and small group instruction.
The children are re-assessed during the final sessions, and the program ends with a time of sharing and celebration.
Clubhouse tutors (UF students) works one-on-one with students
While the Clubhouse is not school sponsored, we strongly support collaboration with parents, schools, and teachers. The program provides children with an engaging environment using stimulating language-rich strategies that support learning through small group and individual instruction. This is accomplished with the aid of collaborative learning, individual attention, instructional games and interesting materials.
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