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Laura Doucette is an adolescent literacy consultant with Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board, where she provides professional development on literacy strategies for teachers in grades 4–12. A former high school English teacher and English department head, Laura is also an instructor for preservice teachers at Trent University's School of Education.
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Tutoring Adolescent Readers
Tutoring Adolescent Readers shows teachers how to reap the benefits of one-to-one teaching by using volunteer tutors. It provides the information you need to incorporate a tutoring program that addresses a variety of student needs — from students who are unmotivated or have different learning styles to those learning English for the first time or who have a learning disability.
Teachers will learn everything they need to create an effective tutoring program that supports classroom instruction.Setting up a tutoring program — from defining the roles and responsibilities of tutors to recruiting and training volunteers;Working with dependent readers — from identifying readers who need more help to tips for dealing with the specific learning needs and styles of students;Using explicit instruction — from encouraging tutors to recognize where students are and how to set goals to monitor and assess student progress;Promoting fluency and word recognition — from teaching cueing systems and modeling effective reading strategies to using specialized techniques for introducing and reviewing decoding skills.
Resources that teachers can copy and use with tutors are an important part of this handy resource. These materials explain the essentials of reading instruction and investigate the variety of techniques that good readers use.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion