Workshop Trains Tutors on Milestones of Language Development

“Milestones of Language Development in School Aged Children,” is the subject of the Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy’s (DJCL) spring workshop for literacy tutors on Friday, May 11, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Max M. Fisher Federation Building in Bloomfield Hills.

Designed to provide tutors with skills and techniques to build student success, the workshop will feature Suzanne Potter, M.A. ccc-sp., a Speech Language Therapist. Potter is Facilitator of “Play with a Purpose” and Early On Parent Groups at Oakland Schools, and is a 36 year veteran of Royal Oak Public Schools.

At the workshop, Potter will provide resources and strategies to help students who struggle with reading. She will discuss how to support literacy for students through the five building blocks of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension.

Founded and facilitated by the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC), the DJCL engages volunteers from local Jewish organizations, impacting kindergarten through fourth grade students in schools in Detroit and Oakland County through tutoring, and enrichment programs and book drives. The DJCL conducts training workshops and provides resources for its volunteer tutors. JCRC/AJC board member Sue Birnholtz chairs the DJCL.

To register for the May 11 workshop, or to learn more about DJCL volunteer opportunities, contact Literacy Coordinator Sandy Lippitt at 248-642-2649, slippitt@jfmd.org.