CHRONICLE (Creating High-Quality Renderings & Original Narratives in Comics in a Language-Rich Environment) is a program designed for adolescents who experience literacy challenges. Camp CHRONICLE will run from 9:00AM - 3:00PM, Monday through Friday, June 18 - June 29. During the program, adolescents are presented with evidence-based strategies to improve various aspects of reading (such as decoding, reading comprehension and vocabulary) and writing (such as spelling, organization and word study). Literacy interventions take place while children create an original comic with the help of comic book artist Tony Gregori.
Camp CHRONICLE is held during the summer for adolescents completing grade 4 or 5. The camp focuses on children who struggle with reading, writing, planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks.
Each camper is paired with a graduate student and work in small groups to work on literacy strategies while producing a comic book with the help of illustrator, Tony Gregori.
Camp fees cover a range of materials and services including:
- A comprehensive evaluation of oral and written language skills (occuring one day during the week of June 11)
- Approximately 50 hours of individual and group intervention of specific areas of deficit
- Approximately 20 hours of instruction in illustration techniques from a professional artist
- Art supplies, snacks, reading materials, activities and a Camp CHRONICLE t-shirt
Total 2-week camp fee: $400
Contact the DeWit RiteCare Clinic at (406) 243-2405 for more information.
The 2018 Camp CHRONICLE schedule will be June 18 - June 29, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00AM and ending at 3:00PM. Students will need to bring a backpack, lunch, water bottle, notebook, and writing utensils.
Dr. Ginger Collins
Dr. Collins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders at the University of Montana. She has 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist with a primary area of research in adolescent language.
Tony Gregori is a professional comic book illustrator published in the U.S. and UK by Viper Comics, 5th World Studios and Image Comics. He has also worked professionally as a storyboard artist and courtroom sketch reporter.