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Boys and Books


Boys and Books

The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic offers a program aimed at improving the reading and learning potential of intermediate-school age boys in the DeKalb and Sycamore area. This program involves weekly meetings of groups of boys, along with NIU affiliated instructors, in a “book club” type setting; where boys learn to read and interact with a particular book during weekly sessions, while using multiple formats, (print, electronic, aural, visual, etc.); environments (classroom, recreational, instructive, and collaborative settings); as well as additional participants, (academic, professional, and community). The goal of the program is to improve the boys’ literacy in ways that will positively influence multiple facets of their academic, professional, and social lives.


For more information call (815) 753-1416 or email

For: 4th through 6th grade boys who are reluctant readers

Goal: Engage boys in reading through an engaging book-club format

Cost: $10 for six sessions


Contact Us

Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic
3100 Sycamore Road, Suite 2003
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1416
Fax: 815-753-9325

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