Kids: Read! Think! Write! At TAMIU This Summer

Kids: Read! Think! Write!
at TAMIU this Summer

Help improve your child’s reading, thinking and writing skills this summer at Texas A&M International University. Register now for the workshops sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of language and literature. Sessions are available for students in grades 3 – 12.

The workshops include topics such as “The Write Stuff,” “Connections: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing” and “Heading to College” and will be taught by top University professors.

“The Write Stuff” is open to students in grades 3 – 6 and will meet from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Third grade students will meet from June 5 – 9, fourth grade students from June 12 – 16, fifth graders from June 19 – 23, and sixth graders from June 26 – June 30. Tuition is $195.

Students in grades 7 and 8 may sign up for “Connections.” That workshop will meet from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., July 10 – 14. Tuition is $195.

Students in grades 9 – 12 can sign up for “Heading to College,” which includes “College Prep Writing” and “Verbal for the New SAT: Critical Reasoning, grammar review and writing.” Students in grades 9 and 10 who sign up for “College Prep Writing” will meet July 17 – 21 and students in grades 11 and 12 will meet July 24 – 28. Both sessions will meet between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. “Verbal for the New SAT” sessions are scheduled for June 19 – 29, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., but will meet only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuition is $225.

Families who have more than one child attending the workshops are eligible for a $50 discount.

Pick up an application at the department of language and literature in Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 314 or download on the Web at

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Pletsch de García, department chair and associate professor of English and Spanish, at 326.2614, e-mail or visit offices on PH 314G.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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