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Programs for K-12 Students

The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic offers a range of programs for students in kindergarten through high school with different needs. Each year, approximately 450 students are enrolled in our four featured programs designed to help students become better readers:

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Assessment & Intensive Strategic Tutoring (ASSIST)

What is it: Assessment and reading tutoring provided by master's students.

Who is it for: K – 12 students who are struggling readers.

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America Reads



What is it: Individual instruction focused on individual needs provided by undergraduate students.

Who is it for: K – 5 students who are struggling readers.

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Reading Individualized Tutoring Services 

What is it: Focused instruction targeting student’s needs provided by certified reading specialists.

Who is it for: K – 12 students reading below grade level.

Boys and Books

Boys and Books



What is it: Book club format designed to engage boys in reading provided by a male graduate assistant.

Who is it for: 4th through 6th grade boys who are reluctant readers.

Contact Us

Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic
3100 Sycamore Road, Suite 2003
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-1416

literacyclinic@niu.edu

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