ERIC Number: ED434317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Literacy Manual.
This Volunteer Literacy Manual is designed to facilitate the involvement of parents and community members as reading and writing partners with young children. The manual is not a training manual for the volunteer, but rather a manual to help organize the volunteer effort. It is intended to assist schools and community organizations in developing literacy programs and expanding existing ones; classroom teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, and other reading professionals are encouraged to think creatively about the ways in which volunteers can be engaged to help young students acquire the reading and writing skills that are so important in life. The manual is divided into the following sections: (1) Why Volunteers?; (2) Volunteer Roles; (3) Volunteer Recruitment; (4) Training and Retraining Volunteers; (5) Volunteer Recognition; (6) Risk Management; and (7) Selected Readings. A Resources Section (on paper and on 3.5 inch computer diskette) is included. (Contains 20 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Literacy, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Program Development, Reading Skills, Student Needs, Tutoring, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Skills, Young Children
Reading Recovery Council of North America, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.