Helping Children Learn
Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Learners practice philanthropy by reading to younger children over a semester. Through teaming with younger children, they become more knowledgeable about reading and writing strategies and help young children learn to read. Students help younger children write and edit their own pattern books.
Learners will increase their reading fluency and awareness of philanthropy by reading to younger children.
Through teaming with younger children, learners will determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in context and use encouragement to help others learn to read. They will determine how their acts are a form of community capital as they build trust with their younger learners.
Learners will become more knowledgeable about the structures authors use to help young children learn to read. They will continue to work with a team of younger children using different strategies to verbalize their books. Learners will also identify themselves as philanthropists who help their community.
Learners will actively help younger children write and edit their own pattern books. They will determine the value of their service learning project to the betterment of the community.