Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2)

Summer@Carroll 2021

We will resume our on-campus program for Summer@Carroll 2021.


Our Beginning Readers program is for bright children entering 1st or 2nd grade who struggle with pre-reading and language skills. They may have been formally diagnosed with a specific learning disability (SLD) or a language-based learning disability (LBLD); or identified as "at risk" in an early literacy screening.

In the morning, self-contained, small classes led by trained teachers and tutors offer ideal academic support for these early learners.

In the afternoon, children enjoy some fun summer activities.

Scroll through the Typical Day in Beginning Readers slideshow below to learn more about our program.


Location for BR/2: Carroll School, 1841 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA

Hours: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
*Extended Day will be available for an additional fee to extend the day to 4:00 pm

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Summer Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

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Orton-Gillingham Language Class

Working in small groups with a trained Orton-Gillingham tutor, children work on phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding skills.

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Summer Reading Tutoring for Kids in Grades 1-2

TYPICAL DAY In BR

Oral Language Class

Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen oral, memory, and comprehension skills.

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Math Camp for Children with Dyslexia

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Math Class

Using a multi-sensory approach, teachers use math games and activities to review and strengthen early math skills.

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Dyslexic Student Doing Art in Summer Camp

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Enrichment Class

Each day includes a class that enhances the dyslexic strengths of children - science, art, movement, gym games. Classes rotate daily so children have the opportunity to participate in each every week.

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Summer Camp for Kids with Dyslexia

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Summer Fun Activities

Children enjoy an afternoon of on-campus summer fun - including games, arts & crafts, water play, and more.