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Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura / The Reading Place welcomes you!

Plaza de Lectura

Plaza de Lectura

Promoting more humanizing approaches to literacy…


Tutor Information

The Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching faculty at UTSA established the UTSA Reading Place to serve children in the community and to serve as a place where UTSA students are trained to teach reading. We have worked hard so that you have the necessary resources at your fingertips to help you in making the tutoring experience for both you and tutee a positive and fun experience!


Books

  1. The books are primarily organized by level of text difficulty. You will find a wall chart that explains the color coded leveling system. A few special categories have been organized as well: Award-winning books, Pair-It books, books to promote phonemic awareness, alphabet books, books to promote phonics instruction, predictable books, and expository texts. Within the leveled sections, the books have been arranged by alphabetical order for easy browsing.
  2. If you need help finding books on a topic (cats, dinosaurs, etc.) or would like to search by a specific title or author, the Reading Place staff will be happy to assist you.
  3. PLEASE ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME TO FIND BOOKS (at least an hour). If you come in 10 minutes before a tutoring session, there may not be time for staff to help you find the book you are looking for.


Book Checkout Procedures
Book check out is limited to 3 weeks. Exception: Our award-winning books are not for checkout at this time. Check-outs might be limited by school calendar, material condition, and faculty reservation.


Book Return Procedures
When returning books: Return the book to the pink basket by the front door during business hours.


Additional Resources

  1. The UTSA Reading Place has a variety of learning games, alpha boards, mini-dry erase boards, activities, etc. These materials may only be checked out for 3 weeks.
  2. We also offer numerous art supplies such as construction paper, card stock, markers, crayons, sentence strips, glue sticks, the use of a book binding machine, laminator, etc. and we invite you to utilize these items for your tutoring sessions.


* Please note: Your tutees and tutee parents may NOT check out books, games, etc. If you want to send a book home with a child, you must check it out and accept full responsibility for it.


UTSA Reading Place Phone Number: (210) 458-2649, Marcy Wilburn, Director