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While the number of struggling readers and writers who require extra assistance continues to increase, funding to support their needs is on the wane. Now, more than ever, you must be inventive and look outside your building to enlist help from your community. But locating volunteers is only half the solution, you must also train them well. How can you locate and train community members to not only sit side by side and nurture young readers, but also understand literacy acquisition and the role of instruction?
Patricia Oliver and Mary Wheeler have created a successful volunteer tutoring program in their school district, and in A Supervisor's Guide to You Said Yes!, they share the nuts-and-bolts details that make it work. Whether you're a teacher, administrator, reading specialist, reading coach, or after-school coordinator, you'll find everything you need to recruit and retain volunteers, to get them started, and to help them provide individualized tutoring in key areas such as:
A Supervisor's Guide to You Said Yes! is aligned with federally mandated reading goals, is supported by scientifically based research, and unfolds a concise, easy-to-understand roadmap to success. In addition, it's loaded with checklists, photos, tables, charts, and blackline masters that will help you get organized so that you can maintain a focus on offering high-quality student-centered tutoring.
Help your struggling students without stretching your budget. Reach out to your surrounding community and implement the program described by A Supervisor's Guide to You Said Yes! You'll uncover a powerful new source of teaching support while giving children the individualized tutoring they deserve.