​​The Clubhouse​​

The Clubhouse is a free literacy outreach service provided to the children of Hancock County and surrounding areas sponsored by The University of Findlay College of Education. 


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 Mission: to support and enhance the reading skills and needs of area children through relevant and personal reading assessments and intervention.



The Clubhouse makes everyone happy!

 

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


Collaboration

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.


Please review our Frequently Asked Questions.




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For more information, contact Patty Holcomb, 419-434-4862 or holcomb@findlay.edu