Teacher Education and Higher Education

Spartan Readers: University Reading Clinic

Our goal is to help struggling readers in first through eighth grades become confident, active readers. Spartan Readers meets weekly October through April. The sessions are planned and taught by UNCG students with the support of a faculty member and graduate students. Since we only meet once a week, we ask that a family member attend most sessions. We encourage family members to participate in the sessions, share information with the child’s other teachers, and support the reader with similar strategies at home.

Sessions are on Monday evenings. The clinic times vary by semester but are usually between 5:30-7:30pm. Weekly sessions include supported reading of developmentally appropriate text, interactive word study, and targeted comprehension or fluency instruction. At the end of each semester, the UNCG student will write a report that describes your child’s progress as well as suggestions for future instruction.

Spartan Readers is a fee-based clinic. The typical tuition is between $75-100 a semester. The fee is based on the number of sessions we are able to offer. A limited number of scholarships are available.

If you are interested in having your child participate in the clinic, please e-mail Dr. Erika Gray at esgray2@uncg.edu.

Directions to the Clinic

Directions to UNCG Reading Clinic: If you are coming to campus from Aycock St., turn onto Spring Garden St. and go past the Yum Yum Ice Cream Shop and Forest Ave and turn right on Highland Ave. Once on Highland Ave, look for parking to your left. If you are coming down Tate St. from Market St. go across Spring Garden St. and turn into the second drive on your right. This drive is between two parking lots. The parking lot to your left is not ticketed after 5:00. Enter the back of the Ferguson building near the circular drive.