Tutoring Programs for Struggling Readers

Tutoring Programs for Struggling Readers : The America Reads Challenge

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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. Utilizing trained volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, these programs mobilize the resources of universities, public schools, parents, and community agencies. This invaluable 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. Also presented are timely research studies that offer insight into the tutoring process and its effectiveness. Providing useful program planning information and training protocols, the book facilitates the productive sharing of ideas among professionals who are initiating new tutoring programs or refining existing ones.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138881058
  • 9781138881051

Table of contents

Woo, Morrow, Introduction to Tutoring Issues. Part I: Established America Reads Tutoring Programs. Walker, Scherry, America Reads Tutoring: Communities Working Together. Doughty, The Voices of Houston Reads to Lead!: Building an Urban Literacy Coalition through America Reads. Young, Bolla, Schumm, Moreyra, Exley, The South Florida America Reads Coalition: A Synergistic Effort. Morand, America Reads and Comprehensive Neighborhood Revutalization: The Yale-New Haven Experience. de Cersico, Carbajo, A Tutoring Program for Struggling Readers in Argentina. Part II: Evaluation Studies of America Reads Tutoring Programs. Morrow, Woo, The Effects of an America Reads Tutoring Program on Literacy Achievement and Attitudes of Teachers, Tutors, and Children. Fitzgerald, American Reads: A Close-Up Look at What Two Tutors Learned about Teaching Reading. Dromsky, Gambrell, America Reads: Literacy Lessons Learned. Part III: Exemplary Models of Early Literacy Interventions. Morris, Howard Street Tutoring Model: Using Volunteer Tutors to Prevent Reading Failure in the Primary Grades. Invernizzi, Book Buddies: A Community Volunteer Tutorial Program. Smith-Burke, Reading Recovery: A Systemic Approach to Early Intervention.show more