For the past 4 years, Page Turners Make Great Learners and PNC Bank have partnered in providing a summer book club program to strengthen reading ability and lessen learning loss. Certified teachers facilitate our program and guide discussion of various genres of literature with students, working to create a curriculum based on grade-level core focus areas. Students are immersed in discussion of text and hands-on activities to bolster comprehension and critical thinking skills, vocabulary and identification of central theme.
The thematic 4-week journey connects the reading experience to the wider world through the arts by visiting the High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre. Students also engage with guest speakers ranging from Alliance Theatre Teaching Artists and Award-Winning Authors. Each participant receives a t-shirt, backpack filled with the books to build their own home library, and a reading experience that will prepare them for the upcoming school year.