Abe tutor Manual Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program



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ABE Tutor Manual Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program A Partnership of the Waukegan Public Library, the College of Lake County and the Literacy Volunteers of Lake County


Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program
Please notify the Program if you are using these materials, (847) 623-2549.
Reproduce freely for the purposes of training. Do not modify or alter this document without permission.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................................................................................... 1
Section 1: Before you Get Started .......................................................................... 5 Information for New Tutors ............................................................................... 6 Glossary of Helpful Terms .................................................................................. 8 Volunteer Expense Form ................................................................................... 9
Section 2: Characteristics of Adult Learners ........................................................ 10 Factors That May Influence Ability to Learn ........................................................ 13 Characteristics of Adult Learners as Readers ....................................................... 14 Learning Styles .............................................................................................. 15 Learning Disabilities ....................................................................................... 17
Section 3: Reading and Writing ............................................................................ 19 Language Experience Approach ........................................................................ 21
Pre-Reading Activities to Build Comprehension ................................................... 23 Writing Is For Everyone ................................................................................... 27 Section 4: Alphabetics .......................................................................................... 36 Introducing the Alphabet ................................................................................. 37 Word Patterns ............................................................................................... 39 Sight Words .................................................................................................. 41 Fry Word List ................................................................................................. 46
Phonemics Overview ...................................................................................... 47 Consonant Rules ......................................................................................... 48 Vowel Rules .................................................................................................. 49 Word Building Skills ........................................................................................ 50 Six Syllable Types ...................................................................................... 50 Dividing Words Into Syllables ................................................................... 51 Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes ...................................................................... 52




Volunteer literacy tutoring program
Answers to frequently asked questions
Who can become a tutor?
Where do students and tutors meet?
Over what period of time do students and tutors meet?
How much support are tutors provided?
Tutoring materials:
How much does this cost tutors?
Proliteracy america
Tabe (test of adult basic education)
Learn unevenly—like and need to learn at their own pace
And finally. . .
Advanced/competent reader
Learning styles
Kinesthetic learners
Some implications for tutoring
Areas which might be affected
When speaking does he/she:
When writing does he/she:
It is important to remember
Reading and writing
Developing literacy skills
Benefits of using the language experience approach (lea)
How to use the language experience approach
K-w-l (know, want to learn, learned)
Spelling is not essential to communicating thoughts
An invitation for new writers
Journal topics
You do not edit to produce the perfect paper,
Give lots of encouragement, approval and praise!
Purpose: to list categories and component parts. reading
Introducing the alphabet
Teach word patterns in the following way
How to teach sight words
Start outwith or 5 words
Sight words (continued)
Please note:
When c and h are next to each other
When a single vowel appears at the end
Word building skills
Compound words
Definitions prefix:
Teach words with similar patterns together
Teach social sight words
Spelling (continued)
Compile lists of meaning families for your student to study.
Why is fluency practice important
Examples of automaticity:
Fluency techniques
Fluency strategy repeated reading
Extensions and adaptations
How does it happen
Why is it important to practice vocabulary
Comprehension
Word tiers description of words
Steps for teaching tier 2 vocabulary words
Vocabulary knowledge rating
I’ve heard this
Complete each sentence.
Prefix meaning
Tv 411 – vocabulary
The components of a good lesson plan
Practice/home practice
Long range goals
Planning for future sessions
Provide instruction and practice in the following areas:
Writing activities may include:
Phonemic awareness/word building skills
Practice/ homework
Literal comprehension questions



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