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The Literacy Space

iWolfpack Readers: Partnership for Online Afterschool Literacy Intervention for Elementary-Grade Students with Reading Difficulties


Project Information

Funding Agency:

NC State University Outreach & Engagement Incentive Grants Program

Principal Investigator:

Jackie Eunjung Relyea, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)

Co-Principal Investigator:

Dennis Davis, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)


Project Purpose

The goal of this project is to further develop and evaluate an existing afterschool intensive literacy intervention, called Wolfpack Readers program, by converting the program from face-to-face to an online format. The project aims to (1) develop a prototypical online afterschool literacy intervention model by refining and adapting the current in-person program to be delivered remotely, (2) examine the feasibility, usability, and efficacy of the iWolfpack Readers program on improving young struggling readers’ comprehension with informational text and reading engagement, and (3) build long-term research-practice partnerships and agendas that unite the needs in local contexts and interests of researchers, practitioners, and parents.