ERIC Number: ED366916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Volunteer Tutor's Toolbox.
Herrmann, Beth Ann, Ed.
Intended for volunteers in community literacy programs, one-on-one tutors, or parents who want to support classroom learning, this book presents tutoring ideas, teaching activities, and evaluation suggestions. The book guides tutors as they teach students to become independent learners and shows tutors how to provide support but not "do" the work for students. The book also offers advice to tutors in adjusting their role and establishing positive working relationships with learners. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Practical Tips for Volunteer Tutors" (Judy Nichols Mitchell); (2) "Effective Literacy Instruction" (Beverly Griffin Cox and Joy Garton Krueger); (3) "Building Characteristics of Successful Readers and Writers" (Beth Ann Herrmann and others); (4) "Helping Learners Complete Assigned Work" (Jeanne Shay Schumm and Kathleen A. Hinchman); (5) "Effective Literacy Assessment" (Jeri Sarracino and others); and (6) "Where To Go When You Need More Help" (Bird B. Stasz and Bob Schlagal). An afterword called "Some Final Thoughts about Literacy and Tutoring" (Bird B. Stasz) concludes the document. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Parent Participation, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Volunteers
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 394, $8 members, $12 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.