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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 outreach@uwrf.edu. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

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