ERIC Number: ED395130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Model for Teaching Adults with or without Learning Disabilities. Final Report.
Pottstown YWCA Adult Literacy Center, PA.
This report describes a project to develop a tutor training model for teaching adults who manifested signs of learning disabilities. A needs assessment was done by surveying previously trained tutors. Existing adult literacy materials and instructional materials specifically developed for individuals with learning disabilities were reviewed and then repackaged into a tutor handbook. A trainers' outline was created, and an audiotape to reinforce the training for tutors was produced. Four initial tutor training sessions were conducted with these materials. Materials were adjusted based on tutor/learner feedback after each workshop. Following the 17-page report are the tutor training workshop format outline and tutor handbook. The outline contains checklists for each of the four sessions and session outlines with suggested time frames. The handbook contains a mix of reading and writing instructional theories and activities. Topics include the following: multisensory learning; strategies for teaching learners with learning disabilities; choosing reading materials; prereading; comprehension (visualizing, pictorial essays, questioning and summarizing, vocabulary and activities, story chart, 3-legged stool of reading, reading fluency); writing for beginners; prewriting for stories and paragraphs; writing for intermediate learners; basic grammar; word attack, syllable types, word families; spelling, letter tiles, sight words; spelling, word endings, mnemonics; measuring progress; and self-esteem. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pottstown YWCA Adult Literacy Center, PA.