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Description - Tutoring Adolescent Literacy Learners by Kathleen A. Hinchman

Filling a key need among educators and literacy volunteers, this is the first hands-on guide for tutoring students with literacy difficulties in grades 6-12. Grounded in the most current literacy research, the book reflects the authors' 25+ years of combined experience working with tutoring programs. Every page features practical ideas for carrying out the entire process of tutoring: assessing teenagers' strengths, weaknesses, and interests; selecting appropriate, engaging materials; and fostering development in comprehension, word study, fluency, and composition. Special features include concrete examples and activities from over 20 tutors; a Q&A chapter on dealing with frequently encountered problems; and reproducible planning forms in a large, ready-to-use format.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593851293
ISBN-10: 1593851294
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x 11mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 7-Apr-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.

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