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Exploring "U" Kicks Off in Hudson
APRIL 1, 2005--Exploring "U," a program in Hudson created by
UW-River Falls, kicks off April 13 with its first session: "Reading
at Birth: Supporting "Readers" in their Early Explorations."
The program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson Hospital Conference Center,
405 Stageline Road, south of I-94 at Carmichael Road.
The program is presented by Margaret Phinney, director of UW-RF’s
masters programs in reading and Gay Ward, assistant Professor of literacy
and early childhood education.
Research indicates children who have early interactive language and literacy
experiences by being spoken and read to have more success in learning
to read. It is believed that the reading process begins when an individual
starts making meaningful connections with books.
Participants will explore characteristics of the pre-verbal, pre-print
and emergent reading phases by identifying the tools young children use
to explore texts. Strategies will focus on taking meaning from books.
Participants will view and discuss filmed case studies of young children.
To make reservations, call by 715/425-3256 or e-mail the UW-RF office
of outreach and graduate studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
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