ERIC Number: ED417017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
On the Road to Reading: A Guide for Community Partners.
Koralek, Derry; Collins, Ray
The goal of the U.S. Department of Education's America Reads Challenge is that all children read well and independently by the end of third grade. This guide details the knowledge and skills needed to support the America Reads Challenge or to implement a literacy development program for children from preschool through grade 3. The guide was designed for community partners in teaching children to read, including tutors, trainers, program developers, and administrators. Chapter 1, "How to Use This Guide," highlights the need for tutoring and relates relevant sections of the guide for completing various tasks. Chapter 2, "How Most Children Learn to Read," describes early child development, the effects of brain development on literacy development, and how children become readers and writers. Chapter 3, "How Tutors Can Support Young Readers," describes appropriate tutoring strategies for children of various ages, learning conditions that support literacy, scaffolding techniques, and motivating children to read. Chapter 4, "Involving Families in Tutoring Programs," discusses how to include family involvement in the tutoring program, form family literacy programs, and reach families through reading-related events. Chapter 5, "Building Community Partnerships," describes the America Reads Challenge, discusses collaborating with work-study programs, and provides contact information for programs supporting children's literacy development. Chapter 6, "Developing a Tutoring Program," describes the characteristics of effective tutoring programs and discusses eight steps to developing a tutoring program: (1) assess need; (2) define mission; (3) set goals and objectives; (4) create tutoring program partnerships; (5) design program design; (6) select/adapt curriculum; (7) support tutors; and (8) implement the plan. Three appendices define terms and contain print, audiovisual, Web site, and organizational resources. (Contains 19 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, Age Differences, Beginning Reading, Brain, Community Programs, Community Resources, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), School Community Relationship, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Work Study Programs, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.; Collins Management Consulting, Inc., Vienna, VA.