CHRONICLE (Creating High-Quality Renderings & Original Narratives in Comics in a Language-Rich Environment) is a program designed for adolescents who experience literacy challenges. Camp CHRONICLE will run from 9:00AM - 3:00PM, Monday through Friday, July 8 - July 19. During the program, adolescents are presented with evidence-based strategies to improve various aspects of reading (such as decoding, reading comprehension and vocabulary) and writing (such as spelling, organization and word study). Literacy interventions take place while children create an original comic with the help from the Media Arts Department.
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Camp CHRONICLE is held during the summer for adolescents completing grade 4 or 5. The camp is for children who struggle with reading, writing, planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks for reading/writing. This summer camp is fun and engaging, and it helps to prepare campers for the upcoming school year.
Each camper is paired with a graduate student and works in small groups to address literacy strategies while creating a comic book.
Camp fees cover a range of materials and services including:
- A comprehensive evaluation of oral and written language skills (occuring one day during the week of July 8).
- Approximately 50 hours of individual and group intervention.
- Approximately 20 hours of instruction in media arts.
- Art supplies, snacks, reading materials, activities and a Camp CHRONICLE t-shirt.
Total 2-week camp fee: $400
Contact the DeWit RiteCare Clinic at (406) 243-2405 for more information.
The 2019 Camp CHRONICLE schedule will be July 8 - July 19, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00AM and ending at 3:00PM. Students will need to bring a backpack, lunch, water bottle, notebook, and writing utensils.
Dr. Ginger Collins
Dr. Collins is an Associate Professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences at the University of Montana. She has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist with a primary area of research in adolescent language.