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Description - Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners by Kathleen A. Hinchman

This is the first tutoring manual to respond to the needs of educators and literacy volunteers, addressing the growing problem of teen literacy difficulties, especially in grades 6-12, and considers the needs of English language learners. Using research-based strategies and examples from over twenty tutors in the field, this book offers practical ideas for carrying out the entire process of tutoring by: * assessing the strengths, weaknesses and interests of the tutee * selecting appropriate and engaging materials * promoting the development in comprehension, word study, fluency and composition. Featuring ready-to-use reproducible activities; a Q&A section for common problems faced; and written in a clear, friendly style; this book makes a very useful tool for educators and anyone faced with improving the literacy levels amongst teenagers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593851293
ISBN-10: 1593851294
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kathleen A. Hinchman

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, EdD, is Associate Professor in Syracuse University's Reading and Language Arts Center. Kathleen A. Hinchman, PhD, is Professor in the Reading and Language Arts Center and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education at Syracuse University. A former middle school teacher, Dr. Hinchman teaches literacy methods courses and seminars. She is coeditor of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and has authored or edited several books, including Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition, with Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, and Adolescent Literacies, with Deborah A. Appleman. Her current scholarship explores policy implications of literacy-related secondary school reform and the use of formative design to explore alternative methods of adolescent literacy instruction.