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Now that you've gotten your literacy-tutoring program off the ground, it's time to train your volunteers. Enthusiasm for literacy, a love of children, and commitment to quality instruction are great credentials to start with, but your tutors will also need resources and materials to work effectively with struggling readers and help them find success. From their first session in September to the last one in June, there's no greater help than You Said Yes!
You Said Yes! is a concise, practical, and easy-to-understand guidebook for community members participating in your literacy-tutoring program. Beginning with explanations and handy tips that give your tutors a sense of what to expect from one-on-one encounters with students, You Said Yes! follows up with crucial information about the processes and practices of high-quality literacy teaching-information that will turn tutors from willing participants into powerful teachers.
Written in a conversational style that will encourage volunteers and loaded with reproducible forms, checklists, and templates they can put into immediate use, You Said Yes! is the one resource your tutors will find indispensable as they provide the help and attention that struggling readers deserve.
Introduction Tutoring Tips! Reading-It's Okay to Make Mistakes Read It Like the Teacher! Reading and Writing Go Hand-in-Hand So Much to Do! So Little Time! The How & What of Volunteer Tutoring Before Reading During Reading After Reading Appendices: Helpful Templates for Tutors Children's Literature for Read Alouds Refernces