ERIC Number: ED434312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
So That Every Child Can Read... America Reads Community Tutoring Partnerships: A Review of Effective and Promising Practices in Volunteer Reading Tutoring Programs.
Potter, Jana; Blankenship, Judy; Carlsmith, Laura
Considering 61 reading tutoring programs established in response to the "America Reads Challenge," this publication encourages all Americans to collaborate with classroom teachers and parents so that every child can read well and independently by the third grade. It discusses ways to build effective partnerships among the community, and it describes different types of tutoring teams. The publication outlines parameters for the tutoring program and discusses training trainers, training tutors, the methodology of tutoring, the tutoring sessions, volunteer support, and subjective and objective assessments. (Contains 23 references; attached are "Lessons Learned" culled from final reports of the 61 America Reads partnerships, "How to Spend $50,000," a 94-item "Partnerships' Bibliography," 10 tables listing contact information for the America Reads Partnerships, and a list of 10 regional educational laboratories.) (SC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, State Standards, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.