ERIC Number: ED417390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
So...What's a Tutor To Do?
Roller, Cathy M.
Suggesting that the goal of having every child read by the end of third grade can be realized only if tutors are trained properly, this book describes best practices based on years of tutoring experience. Calling for tutor training programs to "do it right," the book outlines research in reading and writing development as a basis for the tutoring session. The concise description of the tutoring session and the principles of good tutoring will guide even the most inexperienced volunteer. The book provides specific suggestions and strategies for each segment of the session and reassures volunteer tutors at every step. A section at the end of each chapter explains how trainers can best teach tutors to use the strategies. After an introduction, chapters in the book are (1) Where To Begin: What Do Tutoring Sessions Look Like?; (2) Understanding the Complexity of Reading; (3) Reading and Writing Development; (4) General Principles of Tutoring; (5) Recording Oral Reading; (6) Learning from Children's Writing; (7) Assessing Comprehension; (8) Reading Easy Books; (9) Reading the New Book; (10) Writing; (11) Minilessons; (12) Reading Challenging Books; (13) Helping Struggling Readers beyond the Tutoring Session; and (14) Organizing Tutoring Programs. Contains 85 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Developmental Stages, Instructional Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Oral Reading, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Processes, Student Evaluation, Tutor Training, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.