New Tutor Training Videos and Workshop

Posted by on September 24, 2004

Do your tutors and volunteers work with children who have problems understanding what they read? Tutors often find that children who don’t read fluently struggle with comprehension.

Reading for Meaning: Good Practice in Volunteer Tutoring is the latest in the series of LEARNS tutor training videos that includes Rosa & Melany: Reading in English, Yolene & Blayn: Reading Comprehension, and Lisa & Crystal: Learning to Read. This 22-minute video is designed to help train volunteers working with children who struggle to read fluently. The video introduces you to Emily, a second-grader, whose lack of fluency interferes with her reading comprehension, and includes a discussion guide with suggestions and tips for using the video to train tutors. The guide elaborates on the issues Emily has with fluency and
comprehension and the multiple ways the tutor works to help her overcome these challenges.

Reading for Meaning is available free of charge to programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service. To order your free copy, contact: or

Training Opportunity at CNCS/LEARNS Education Institute in October.
Learn how to use this video and other resources to train and support your tutors and mentors at the Corporation for National and Community Service Education Institute, October 20-21 in Ann Arbor, MI. Space is limited and the registration deadline is this Friday, September 24. Get more information at:
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LEARNS is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory and the Bank Street College of Education. We provide training and technical assistance to Corporation for National and Community Service and Federal Work Study projects focused on literacy and education.

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