ERIC Number: ED319918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Small Group Tutoring. A Collaborative Approach for Literacy Instruction.
Cheatham, Judy; Lawson, V. K.
This document, intended for Literacy Volunteers of America tutors, explains how to carry out collaborative small group tutoring. Chapter 1 explains the benefits of small group tutoring and collaborative learning. Chapter 2 tells what factors to consider when forming a small group (e.g., whether there is a desire to be in a small group, the motivation for becoming a group, and the best time and place to meet). Chapter 3 tells how to get the group started and moving toward improving members' literacy skills. Included are a list of tutor and learner responsibilities and a discussion about group goal-setting. Chapter 4 gives directions for 11 steps that constitute the process to be taken during the group meeting. Chapter 5 addresses evaluation (self-assessment and goal achievement), recordkeeping (for tutor and learner), and lesson planning. Chapter 6 describes the activity of a group that has been together for some time, in order to show how group work changes over time. Chapter 7 offers encouraging words about the effectiveness of collaborative group instruction. The appendices contain a description of the authors, ideas for stimulating group instruction, other strategies for reading instruction (such as hints for memorization and a discovery method for spelling patterns), sample forms for reading tutors, examples of learner goals, and 31 references. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Basic Skills, Cooperative Learning, Functional Literacy, Group Dynamics, Literacy Education, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 5795 Widewaters Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13214 (order No. 91023: $7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.