CATS LITERACY WORKSHOP
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies
University of Arizona College of Education
We build on your child’s strengths
Language, Reading, and Culture Program
“My son has a great imagination, but can’t sit still. The teacher in the CATS Workshop knew how to capture his interest and help him settle down to learn.”
The Creating Academically Talented Students (CATS) Literacy Workshop provides school-age children and youth special instruction in reading and writing. We build on each student’s strengths and interests to help meet literacy goals.
“My daughter learned so much! Her confidence in herself has increased 100 percent, and I know she is going to be much happier at school.”
Instruction is offered by master teachers who are earning their endorsement as an Arizona Reading Specialist. The workshop is their capstone experience after successfully completing advanced coursework. A professor whose expertise lies in teaching, reading, and writing leads the program.
“My family loved being in the workshop! We all enjoyed the books and activities that Jose brought home. His little brother has even begun reading.”
The CATS Literacy Workshop is held each June and throughout the fall semester. In June, students are taught from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays. During the fall semester, teachers and students meet at a time convenient to the family plus one afternoon a week (usually Thursdays) from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
“This workshop has gotten our summer off to a great start!”
UA College of Education
1430 E. Second Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Do you know a reader or writer who needs special attention?
Parents, guardians, teachers, and school-reading specialists are encouraged to recommend children and young people who need individualized support and special instruction.
. Those who seem to not understand or remember what they read.
. Those who seem to plod along in their reading without much understanding
. Those who can’t think of what to write
. Those whose sentences and paragraphs lack substance and organization
. Those who need study skills
These are just a few of the many issues we address in the CATS Literacy Workshop!
Please submit an application to the workshop. The number of students accepted depens on the number of teachers available to teach and the type of instruction needed.
Application is easy. Call 520-621-1311 and ask to be put on the mailing list for information about the next session.
Shortly after calling, you will receive an application form to complete and mail back. The form asks for your perceptions of the child’s or teen’s language and literacy strengths and needs. We also ask permission to contact the student’s school or teachers for more information
Tuition varies depending on current university policies, but tuition is usually $200 for the entire session. Part of the tuition is for the teacher and student to select and purchase reading materials for the student’s personal library.
Some scvholarships are available.
College of Education