Book Buddies

Book Buddies : A Tutoring Framework for Struggling Readers

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This popular, practical resource provides guidelines for setting up a successful tutorial program in grades K-3 and presents a field-tested lesson format for individualized instruction. Clear explanations and examples demonstrate how to use the book's wealth of activities and exercises to assess students and build specific reading, writing, and spelling skills. Adding greatly to the second edition's utility is an enclosed 70-minute DVD depicting sample sessions with a beginning reader and a late beginning reader. Also included are a helpful glossary, a resource list, and more than two dozen reproducible tutoring tools. New to This Edition *70-minute DVD of tutoring sessions, plus supplemental material that helps viewers understand and master the techniques shown on the DVD. *Reflects current research, the authors' ongoing experience in Book Buddies programs, and tutor feedback. *Recommendations for working with English language learners have been added throughout. *A chapter on transitional readers offers a tutoring plan for children reading at the first-grade level and beyond. * Many of the figures and lesson plans are new or more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 200.66 x 264.16 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1606233084
  • 9781606233085
  • 1,498,673

About Francine R. Johnston

Francine Johnston, EdD, is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Tutoring is a key part of her curriculum, as she believes that there is no better way to help preservice teachers learn how to teach beginning readers. Marcia Invernizzi, PhD, is Associate Professor of Reading Education at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, where she also serves as Clinical Director of the McGuffey Reading Center. With Connie Juel, she cofounded the Book Buddies community volunteer tutorial program, which has served over 700 children since 1992. Dr. Invernizzi's research on the effectiveness of Book Buddies has been published in The Reading Teacher and Scientific Studies of Reading. Connie Juel, PhD, is at Stanford University. She is codirector of the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement and a former Associate Editor of Reading Research Quarterly. Cofounder with Marcia Invernizzi of the Book Buddies tutorial program, Dr. Juel has published numerous research articles, chapters, and books on literacy more

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"The Book Buddies program sets the gold standard for tutoring practices in early literacy. This comprehensive guide is a 'must-have' tool for reading tutors and classroom teachers. The authors are well-regarded experts who weave evidence-based practices into practical lesson plans. The training DVD in the second edition demonstrates actual tutoring practices, and will be invaluable for both first-time and experienced tutors. Professionals who tutor struggling readers need to use this book!" - Barbara A. Wasik, Associate Professor and PNC Chair in Early Childhood Education, Temple University, USA "I wish this book and DVD had been available when I was training Book Buddies tutors. The authors provide thoughtful insights into differentiated instructional strategies for struggling readers. That's what effective tutoring is all about!" - Amy Waddell, reading specialist, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA "This guide gives tutors and their supervisors the tools and blueprints for a successful tutoring program. The authors provide a high level of detail on a host of topics related to activities, assessments, and lesson plans, enabling tutors to successfully guide children's growth from emergent to early reading. More than simply a set of good ideas, this book is derived from a program with proven results." - Elfrieda H. Hiebert, University of Michigan, USA "Book Buddies encompasses all aspects of implementing an effective research-based tutoring program. It shows how to use assessment to target instruction and how to systematically help struggling readers make significant progress in reading and spelling. This book is a valuable tool for tutors and classroom teachers alike.The second edition has more comprehensive coverage of the stages of reading development, providing clear strategies for teaching children at each stage." - Sue Harris, first-grade teacher, Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA "The Book Buddies program is the foundation for the Community Service Society's Experience Corps Literacy Program, which has changed the lives of thousands of New York City public school children. Experience Corps has been independently evaluated and shown to have significant positive effects on the reading abilities of first- and second-graders at risk for academic failure. The Book Buddies curriculum, tools, and training and instructional materials have been instrumental to our program's effectiveness in providing quality literacy services." - Alina Molina, Vice President of Program Services, Community Service Society of New York, USAshow more

Table of contents

The Book Buddies Tutoring Framework. Book Buddies Assessment. General Tutoring Plan for the Emergent Reader. General Tutoring Plan for the Beginning Reader. General Tutoring Plan for the Transitional Reader. Appendix: Reproducible Materials for Tutors. Glossary. more