Tutoring Adolescent Readers

This innovative book shows teachers how to reap the benefits of one-on-one teaching by using volunteer tutors. It provides the information you need to incorporate a tutoring program that addresses a variety of student needs—from students who are unmotivated or have different learning styles, to those learning English for the first time or who have a learning disability.

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Tutoring Adolescent Readers shows teachers how to reap the benefits of one-on-one teaching by using volunteer tutors. It provides the information you need to incorporate a tutoring program that addresses a variety of student needs—from students who are unmotivated or have different learning styles, to those learning English for the first time or who have a learning disability.

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About the Author(s)

Deborah Berrill is the founding Director of the Trent University School of Education and Professional Learning.  Every BEd candidate in this innovative program tutors two struggling students in grades 2–12 to learn first-hand about supporting literacy and learners with special needs.  Deborah has coordinated volunteer tutoring programs for more

Formerly an instructor at the Trent University School of Education and Professional Learning, Dirk is now retired. He spent more than thirty years in education as an English teacher, department head, and consultant. Dirk is also the coauthor of several textbooks on various aspects of literacy.

Laura Doucette is an adolescent literacy consultant with Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board, where she provides professional development on literacy strategies for teachers in grades 4–12. A former high school English teacher and English department head, Laura is also an instructor for preservice teachers at Trent University's School of Education.

Table of Contents

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1. The Value of a Tutoring Program
2. Setting Up a Volunteer Tutoring Program
3. Working with Dependent Readers
4. Getting Off to a Good Start
5. Principles of Effective Tutoring
6. Helping Students Before They Read
7. Helping Students While They Read
8. Helping Students After They Read
9. Resources That Support Tutoring
10. How to Promote Fluency and Word Recognition
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Media: 160 pp/paper
Item No: 8208
ISBN: 978-155138-208-1

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