A Tutoring Primer
The book is organized into five parts, each of which can stand alone. It begins with definitions of literacy, and how language and literacy are acquired by young children. Part II highlights specific areas of reading and writing, and how to teach and assess each area. Part III focuses on reading pedagogy, while Part IV is devoted to writing. Each include lesson plans and ideas for adapting instruction. The final section covers communicating with families.
A Tutoring Primer includes video links that provide clear examples of instruction and assessment, as well as case studies. The text is ideal for introductory literacy methods courses, or any class with a service learning component. It can also be used by school districts to provide training for aides and volunteers.