ERIC Number: ED292945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring Small Groups: Basic Reading.
Ottoson, Gerald; And Others
This guide is intended to acquaint literacy tutors with the techniques of tutoring small groups of learners enrolled in a basic reading program. The first chapter compares one-on-one and small group instruction. Chapter 2 covers the following aspects of organizing a group: interviewing; adding people to established groups; and confirming the first session (preparing, encouraging participation, introducing group members, setting rules, planning the schedule, confirming the site, and discussing and setting goals). The role of the reading tutor in the five stages of group dynamics--forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning--is examined. The next chapter covers the following aspects of instructional methodology and materials: language experience and group story activities; sight words; phonics; word patterns; the write-to-read method; journal writing; the practice of reading material written by others; spelling; before-, during-, and after-reading activities; and skills resource files. Chapter 5 contains examples of forms that may be used in recordkeeping and lesson planning for small groups. The final chapter presents comments on small group instruction that were made by literacy tutors. A list of suggested resource concludes the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Beginning Reading, Group Dynamics, Instructional Materials, Leadership, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Volunteers
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 5795 Widewaters Pkwy., Syracuse, NY 13214 ($5.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.