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CREW lab will enhance writing skills for elementary students

June 11, 2009

The Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning will offer Constructing Real Writing (CREW), a summer writing lab for rising second, third, and fourth grade students whose teachers have expressed concerns about their writing and have suggested that they could benefit from help with writing.

The CREW lab will be held June 30-July 23 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at the LCCLL located in Farmville at Third and Main streets on the third floor above the Daily Grind. The fee is $150 for the four-week course. The registration deadline is June 20.

During the lab, students will be constructing language through writing exercises. Goals for the program are to develop language skills through authentic writing tasks; to provide instruction in the writing process; to develop personal goals for learning and task completion; and to use a computer and software programs for creating written work. The lab will be conducted by graduate students enrolled in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and supervised by a 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.