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ERIC Number: ED480246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 264
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-605-X
Tutoring Programs for Struggling Readers: The America Reads Challenge. Rutgers Invitational Symposia on Education.
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Woo, Deborah Gee, Ed.
As a result of the America Reads Challenge Act of 1997, numerous tutoring programs have been established to help ensure that every child reads independently by the end of third grade. This book describes exemplary America Reads programs across the country as well as other effective early literacy interventions, including Reading Recovery, the Howard Street Tutoring Project, and Book Buddies. It also presents timely research studies that offer insight into the tutoring process and its effectiveness. Following a Foreword (Carmelita Kimber Williams) and "Introduction to Tutoring Issues" (Deborah Gee Woo and Lesley Mandel Morrow), the book is divided into three parts. Under Part I--Established America Reads Tutoring Programs--are the following articles: (1) "America Reads Tutoring: Communities Working Together" (Barbara J. Walker and Ronald J. Scherry); (2) "Voices of Houston Reads to Lead!: Building an Urban Literacy Coalition through America Reads" (Margaret Doughty); (3) "South Florida America Reads Coalition: A Synergistic Effort" (Joshua Young; Jodi Bolla; Jeanne Shay Schumm; Alicia Moreyra; Robert Exley); (4) "America Reads and Comprehensive Neighborhood Revitalization: The Yale-New Haven Experience" (Michael J. Morand); and (5) "A Tutoring Program for Struggling Readers in Argentina" (Maria Celia A. de Corsico and Maria Rosa Carbajo). Under Part II--Evaluation Studies of America Reads Tutoring Programs--are these articles: (6) "The Effects of an America Reads Tutoring Program on Literacy Achievement and Attitudes of Teachers, Tutors, and Children" (Lesley Mandel Morrow and Deborah Gee Woo); (7) "America Reads: A Close-Up Look at What Two Tutors Learned about Teaching Reading" (Jill Fitzgerald); and (8) "America Reads: Literacy Lessons Learned" (Ann J. Dromsky and Linda B. Gambrell). Under Part III--Exemplary Models of Early Literacy Interventions--are these articles: (9) "Howard Street Tutoring Model: Using Volunteer Tutors to Prevent Reading Failure in the Primary Grades" (Darrell Morris); (10) "Book Buddies: A Community Volunteer Tutorial Program" (Marcia Invernizzi); and (11) "Reading Recovery: A Systemic Approach to Early Intervention" (M. Trika Smith-Burke). (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina