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Taking Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training on the road!

The United Way and the Center for Adolescent Literacies are taking our Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training on the road! We are excited to announce THREE upcoming volunteer tutor training sessions! Please use the following links to register: Tuesday Sept. 22 … Continue reading

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Summer + Reading = the CM Library Summer Reading Program

Tutors and mentors are in a great position to take kids to the library to help pick good books to read during the summer. They can also encourage families they work with to all sign up. Thanks to Catherine Hayden, … Continue reading

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Advice to new parents: Read to your infant

In the RWS Tutoring blog we don’t often share links to stories but wanted to share this article just published in The New York Times (June 24, 2014). The Times reports that American Academy of Pediatrics is advancing a new policy … Continue reading

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Summer learning loss a challenge for some children

Summer is here and for many students it is a time to sleep later, play more and for some, to catch up on reading. For some—especially for those living in poverty or who struggle academically—it is a time when they … Continue reading

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A wiki of resources for those who work with adolescents

Some of our graduate students at UNC Charlotte created a great resource wiki for teachers and tutors and others who work with adolescents. The Adolescent Lit Resources Wiki offer a wealth of strategies to help students with comprehension, vocabulary and … Continue reading

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Graphic novels–finding resources to engage teens

Graphic novels and graphic texts are books made up of graphic or comic content. They look like comics but often are sophisticated. Graphic novels are great texts for engaging and motivating readers–especially adolescents in the middle and high school years. … Continue reading

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Sept. 30 Tutoring Training at Davidson College

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Center for Adolescent Literacies is co-hosting another ReadWriteServe tutor/mentor training. The training will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at Davidson College in the Sprinkle Room … Continue reading

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