Category Archives: Comprehension

A model for active reading and tutoring

Learning to read is not unlike learning to play an instrument. Both require time, materials, and instruction. As for time, we know that for both early experiences matter–for readers early experiences with books that come from adult read aloud from … Continue reading

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Say Something: A great partner reading strategy for improving comprehension

Working with a student who just doesn’t get it when he or she reads? Many students struggle with comprehension–it’s a common challenge among struggling readers and something all developing readers are working on. One thing tutors can do is just … Continue reading

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Questions you should always ask in tutoring

Our approach in the ReadWriteServe tutoring programs does not rely on scripts or formulas. We don’t talk about one-size-fits-all approaches because we don’t work with students who have the same needs. We don’t have a formulaic approach to most things … Continue reading

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