TREC tutors read aloud and engage children in literacy activities each Thursday morning from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. at the Morris Public Library located at 102 East Sixth Street. With the assistance of TREC staff, Storytime TREC tutors select texts and plan developmentally appropriate activities based on preschool children’s needs and interests, and text genre. Storytime at the Library engages young children in listening, speaking, and action oriented literacy activities. Following introductory activities, read-alouds, and interaction with others during the reading, children respond to the literature in a variety of ways through drawing, coloring, role-play, oral response, and innovation on the text.
UMM Office of Education
600 East Fourth Street
Morris, Minnesota 56267-2132
“This experience was amazing. I truly loved spending time at the TREC program. I read many books to the children, assisted in reading comprehension and strategies, writing skills, and computerized reading games. Reading and writing are two of the utmost skills every student should have in order to be successful academically and in life. To be able take the time out of my schedule to give back to my hometown community is something that I enjoy and will continue to do for years to come.”
—Jodee Dittbenner ’10,