ERIC Number: ED421683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Help A Child Learn To Read.
Cheatham, Judy Blankenship
Intended for people who are willing to expend the effort to help children become independent readers and writers, this book presents professionally accepted approaches and techniques with step-by-step instructions for tutoring on a one-on-one basis in the language of the lay person. It contains a theoretical and attitudinal base from which to tutor; discussions of needed skills and approaches for tutoring; and examples and demonstrations to illustrate theories, concepts, techniques, and activities. Interwoven throughout the text are the following underlying themes: a respect for each student as an individual; a view of the tutor and the students as both learners and teachers; a sensitivity to the importance of an immediate or relevant context; a view of tutoring and learning as collaborative activities; and an integration of all four language components. After an introduction, chapters in the book are (1) "When 'Read to Me' Becomes 'Read with Me'"; (2) "Common Questions"; (3) "Reading"; (4) "Techniques Used in Collaborative Tutoring"; and (5) "Let's Start at the Very Beginning." Appendixes contain grade level expectations for K-3; suggested reading for grades K-5; suggestions for multicultural reading; lists of key words; sight words from environmental print; Dolch words; lists of word patterns; a sample of a tutor's work with a first-grade child; and a sample lesson plan. (Contains a 101-item bibliography.) (RS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Helping Relationship, Independent Reading, Lesson Plans, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Tutoring
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 635 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203; toll-free phone: 800-582-8812; fax: 315-472-0002. ($12.50 plus shipping and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Region III Comprehensive Center, Arlington, VA.; Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.