ERIC Number: ED244104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
VITAL Guidelines. Tutor Training for an Adult Literacy Program.
Armstrong, Audrey A.; Hunt, Sally P.
This guide is designed as a training tool for volunteers participating in the Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) program. Developed by the staff at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, VITAL is an adult literacy program that is based on active cooperation between program trainers and volunteer tutors. Various instructional resources are provided in the guide, including a list of objectives in terms of reading levels, an interest inventory, a discussion of types of "real world" materials, a checklist for selecting materials, instructions for rewriting materials for adult learners, suggestions for introducing new words and using language experience stories, discussions of patterns in language and comprehension, a list of 220 Dolch basic sight words, an explanation of learning disabilities as they affect reading, guidelines for effective tutoring and planning in a VITAL tutoring program, a sample lesson plan, an English as a Second Language (ESL) reading program, and a bibliography. Appended to the guide are an informal reading inventory, a general educational development (GED) fact sheet, a confidential report and learner profile report form, a workshop agenda, and a VITAL tutor job designation. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Functional Reading, Guidelines, High School Equivalency Programs, Informal Reading Inventories, Instructional Materials, Interest Inventories, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Records (Forms), Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workshops
VITAL, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47401 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners