ERIC Number: ED404500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Tutor Training: An Independent Learning Approach. Adult Literacy Independent Learning Packet.
Burke, Lisa S.
This independent training manual, which is intended for individuals preparing to become adult literacy tutors in Pennsylvania, provides an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of tutoring adult literacy students. Presented first are a preface, definition of literacy, and tutor awareness inventory. The following topics are examined: how illiteracy affects the United States; measuring illiteracy; tutor responsibilities; commitment; inservice workshops; materials, everyday reading materials; training registration; confidentiality policy; the initial student interview; student information forms; tutors of literacy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's reading and spelling test; calculating materials' reading level; spelling (successful methods of teaching spelling, using the Cloze strategy for spelling, sight words, 300 most frequently used words, social sight words, word attack techniques); reciprocal questions; the language experience approach (selected language experience activities and ideas to get experience stories); duet reading (the neurological impress method); the Barsch Learning Style Inventory; evaluating lessons; student progress data; monthly tutoring and attendance calendars; lesson plan components and a sample lesson plan; and goal setting and sample goals. Concluding the manual are the same tutor awareness inventory presented at the beginning of the manual and a six-item bibliography. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Cognitive Style, Illiteracy, Independent Study, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Readability, Reading Materials, Reciprocal Teaching, Records (Forms), Spelling, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Test Coaching, Tutoring
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Tri-Valley Literacy Staff Development Center Region 7.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory