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Volunteer Training: Supporting Literacy
How do we acquire literacy? What does balanced literacy look like in a Somerville classroom? How can I support reading compehension? How do I know whether a student is progressing? How can I help a child become an avid reader?
Somerville Public Schools welcomes new and returning volunteers to a free volunteer training to explore ways we can support student achievement in language arts.
There’s an exciting initiative happening in Somerville Public Schools and it’s name is X-Block. This is time set aside for Grades 1-8 for independent and group work to ensure that students are engaged in high level and purposeful intervention and/or enrichment activities.
Volunteers are currently needed to support reading activities and 1:1 literacy tutoring during X-Block. If you have one hour a week, consider spending it with a Somerville Public School student.
For more information or to register call 617-625-6600 x6023 or JCapuano@k12.somerville, Volunteer Coordinator, SPS.
|Where||Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park 290 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:00 pm–8:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park
A roughly $35 million renovation completed in 2007 transformed this K-8 school into a state-of-the-art teaching facility. Formerly called the Lincoln Park Community School, it is now named for former School Superintendent Dr. Albert F. Argenziano. Inside the gleaming, energy-efficient building are over 40 classrooms, a new Library/Media Center, and a Math & Science Technology Center—all outfitted with cutting-edge teaching technologies.
The expansive grounds now feature renovated playing fields and a jungle gym. Over 490 students attend the school and roughly two-thirds are English Language Learners. The school's Structured English Immersion Program provides intensive English instruction. Meanwhile, Argenziano is an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that helps students set goals and reach them. The social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, is also taught to grade K-6 students.
Test scores are available on the school's website and here. Principal Barbara O'Brien heads the school.