Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners

Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners

A Guide for Volunteers

Book - 2005
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Guilford Pr
Filling a key need among educators and literacy volunteers, this is the first hands-on guide for tutoring students with literacy difficulties in grades 6-12. Grounded in the most current literacy research, the book reflects the authors' 25+ years of combined experience working with tutoring programs. Every page features practical ideas for carrying out the entire process of tutoring: assessing teenagers' strengths, weaknesses, and interests; selecting appropriate, engaging materials; and fostering development in comprehension, word study, fluency, and composition. Special features include concrete examples and activities from over 20 tutors; a Q&A chapter on dealing with frequently encountered problems; and reproducible planning forms in a large, ready-to-use format.

Filling a key need among educators and literacy volunteers, this is the first hands-on guide for tutoring students with literacy difficulties in grades 6-12. Grounded in the most current literacy research, the book reflects the authors' 25+ years of combined experience working with tutoring programs. Every page features practical ideas for carrying out the entire process of tutoring: assessing teenagers' strengths, weaknesses, and interests; selecting appropriate, engaging materials; and fostering development in comprehension, word study, fluency, and composition. Special features include concrete examples and activities from over 20 tutors; a Q&A chapter on dealing with frequently encountered problems; and reproducible planning forms in a large, ready-to-use format.


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This hands-on guide covers tutoring students in grades 6 to twelve and addresses the questions most often asked by new (or even seasoned) volunteers about getting started, conducting tutoring sessions and following up with students and sessions. Topics include the literacy process and its contexts amongst adolescents, the role of the tutor, assessing strengths and weaknesses, planning sessions, selecting materials, and conducting sessions on word study, fluency, comprehension and writing. It also touches upon common problems and gives resources for further study about literacy tutoring and concepts. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York ; London : Guilford Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781593851293
1593851294
Branch Call Number: 428.00712 C3615t 2005
Characteristics: xiii, 176 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Hinchman, Kathleen A.

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