Literacy Program

Every year at Bishop Dunn, at least a half dozen after-school enrichment programs are scheduled for students at various grade levels. The programs are offered free of charge and involve classes of graduate students from Mount Saint Mary College working one-on-one or in small group instruction with our children to help develop their reading and critical thinking skills in hourly sessions once a week for approximately 10 weeks each semester. Information is sent home to parents at the beginning of the school year and again in January to sign up for the sessions.

Please check this site periodically to see if new sessions have been scheduled.  Sample schedules below:

Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
October 2, 16, 23, 30, and November 6

Climate Change: The Artic is Melting...So What?  ~  Children in Grades  4 - 7
Dr. Ludmila Smirnova

Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29, and December 6

Literacy Enrichment Program, Grades 1 - 2
Dr. Jane Gangi

Wednesday, November 29, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Family Literacy Night, Grades K - 6
Dr. Jane Gangi
Bishop Dunn Memorial School and Mount Saint Mary College Collaborate on Effective Ways to Improve Students' Writing with presentations displayed at the Sure Symposium and Bishop Dunn's Family Literacy Night 2015-2016.

Motivating Students to Write Like Writers

How to Talk to Your Child About Writing

How to Help your Child Write a Book Report

Encouraging Your Child to Write

How to Make Writing More Fun for your Child

The Uncharted Territory of Multi-Genre Writing