ERIC Number: ED437642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Team: A Handbook for Volunteer Tutors K-3.
Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Walker, Barbara J.
This handbook was developed in response to the "America Reads Challenge," a national effort to ensure that all children can read independently and well by the end of third grade. It is designed to provide volunteer tutors with specific, hands-on information about the tutoring process. It explains to tutors how to motivate students to get them excited about learning to read, how to structure and implement tutoring sessions, and how to keep records and evaluate both the students and the tutors themselves. The handbook is divided into the following three broad sections (with subsections): (1) Warming Up (Tutors Are Coaches, Tutors Build Teamwork, Tutors Motivate Success, and Tutors Guide Strategies); (2) The Game Plan (Planning the Tutoring Session and The Six Elements of the Tutoring Session); and (3) Team Spirit (Measuring Your Child's Success, Evaluating Your Tutoring, and Activities for Tutors). Contains an 8-item bibliography and a 6-item list of additional resources available from the International Reading Association. (NKA)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteers
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($14.95). Tel: 800-336-7323, ext. 266 (Toll Free); Web site: http://newbookstore.reading.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.