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Changing “Hen to Fox,” “Hike to Chase” & Struggle to Success!

In the last post, we looked at some activities to build words that tutors can use with learners who need some help with letters, sounds, sound patterns and how they go together to make words. In this post, we’ll look … Continue reading

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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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A checklist for making a good first impression, Part 3

This is the third and final post aboutĀ helping tutors get tutoring off to a good start with new students (learners). In parts one and two, we looked at creating a plan for the first session or two to help establish … Continue reading

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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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Article promotes importance of letting kids choose their own books

In this piece published in the Washington Post (Sept. 8, 2014), Joanne Yatvin, a one-time Principal of the Year in Wisconsin and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, makes a powerful case for letting kids pick … Continue reading

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