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Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh to Hold Reader’s Theater Performance August 21st

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is holding a Reader’s Theater performance on Tuesday, August 21st, 1-3 p.m. at the Webster Stanley Auditorium. There is no cost to attend. Throughout summer, Club members in grades 1 through 6 have been practicing reading from scripts of fables and poetry. They will be performing works by Aesop, Maya Angelou, Steve Ericson, Paul Fleischman, Shel Silverstein and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Reader’s Theater is a part of the Reader’s Café program at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh which is a literacy intervention program for youth ages 6-18 in collaboration with the Winnebago County Literacy Council (WCLC). The goal of the program is to improve learners’ reading proficiency, fluency, confidence and ultimately enhance their attitude toward reading. The program is held at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and taught by paid instructors from WCLC and Boys & Girls Club staff. The program includes one-on-one tutoring, a book club for teens and Reader’s Theater and Choral Reading for younger members.

“The Reader’s Café collaboration helps ensure that students develop literacy skills needed to perform better in school, develop a positive self-image, become more confident, and thus lay the groundwork for a more successful and independent life,” said Sara Eliasen, Director of Academic Success at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. “Our Reader’s Theater kids get such confidence from performing and from seeing all the people who come out to support them at their performances.”

If you would like your child to be involved in this program at the Club this fall, contact Sara Eliasen, Director of Academic Success at Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh at (920) 233-1414, ext. 120, or Julia Frascona, Education Coordinator at WCLC at (920) 236-5219, ext. 4830.

For more information about WCLC, visit their website at WCLC is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit and educational organization not related to Winnebago County government. For 28 years, WCLC has delivered literacy services teaching individuals how to read, write, and speak English, and help with financial literacy education and life skill development.