ERIC Number: ED367809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
TUTOR: A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Instruction. Seventh Edition.
Cheatham, Judy Blankenship; And Others
This handbook provides Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) tutors with a theoretical and attitudinal base from which to tutor, demonstrations and discussions of needed skills and approaches for tutoring, and opportunities to practice these skills. The newly expanded text emphasizes tutoring as a collaborative process, the learner-centered approach, early introduction of process writing, techniques to use with real-life materials, how adults learn, and assessment as an ongoing process. It is designed to accompany LVA's one-to-one and small group tutor training workshops and can be used as a reference during lesson planning and tutoring. Ten chapters cover these areas: what literacy is; learning and tutoring; reading; techniques used in collaborative tutoring; writing; interviewing the potential learner; resources and activities; assessment and lesson planning; tutor readiness evaluation; and the tutor-learner match. Chapters may include some or all of the following: exercises, sample forms, checklists, and case studies of actual people. Appendixes have the following contents: learner goals and interests; reading/writing inventory; listening skills; D'Nealian alphabet; personal word list; 300 most frequently used words in rank order; signs in capitals; useful words for filling out forms; suggested key words; word patterns; learner/tutor agreement; discovery method for skills and drills; spelling and adult student; teaching suggestions for adults with suspected learning disabilities; checklist for evaluation of adult basic reading material; lesson plan; and 50-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cooperative Learning, Educational Cooperation, Learner Controlled Instruction, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Writing Skills
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 5795 Widewaters Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13214-1846 (order no. 91088: $12.50 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.