Monthly Archives: May 2013

Teaming Up for Literacy

The Center for Adolescent Literacies is co-hosting Teaming Up for Literacy with the United Way of Central Carolinas and the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at UNC Charlotte. Adult Mentors/Tutors will participate in … Continue reading

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Project 1,000: Partnering with United Way of Central Carolinas

The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte has partnered with the United Way of Central Carolinas to provide training to tutors, mentors, and readers in the Project 1,000 initiative. Recognizing that students spend just 20% of their time in … Continue reading

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Words, words, words: Do’s and Don’ts of Vocabulary Tutoring

Words, words, words.¬†Language and reading run the gamut from sounds and symbols (letters, syllables) to larger units of meaning including sentences and paragraphs. Put enough of those together and you get an email, poem, novel or encyclopedia. But one of … Continue reading

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Majoring in the Majors: the Big Five in Literacy Tutoring

You’re all set to begin tutoring–you’ve lined up a child with whom to work and you’ve got a place to tutor–but where to begin? Well, it depends. Ideally, literacy tutoring should focus on the area or areas that a child … Continue reading

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First meetings: Breaking the ice in tutoring

So what’s the first tutoring session look like? I share some thoughts on activities to help the tutor and learner (I call the kids we tutor learners) get to know each other during the first meeting or two. The Initial … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Students (and how to meet their needs)

In recent months I have had the privilege of tutoring two students each with his or her own set of challenges with reading. I want to share some strategies and ideas that have helped these students in our tutoring time. … Continue reading

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