Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven Schmitz

Second Committee Member

S. Nourse

Third Committee Member

D. Shorr


The aim of this project is to improve the elementary summer school program currently offered by the Enumclaw School District by developing a reading program to be used by the summer school instructors. Instruction outside of the school day, characteristics of successful extracurricular programs, why reading needs to be the focus of the summer school program, and what to teach and how to teach reading were researched. Taking the information found after studying the aforementioned topics, a program to be used for the Enumclaw School District summer school was developed. The program consists of lessons, games, and strategies that can be used to strengthen reading fluency and comprehension. The program also addresses communication between the instructors at the summer school and the parents of the students attending. Included in the program is an evaluation component to gauge student feelings about reading and instructor feelings about the effectiveness of the program.


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