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Browse through our always growing collection of ready-to-go tutoring ideas, activities, and tips. Do you have a great activity that you would like to see featured on the website? Please share it with cheryl@kenoshalit.org.

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Below you can find information and resources from recent tutor in-services.

 

Using Technology

The presentation “Using Technology” focuses on integrating the internet into literacy lessons. It includes several activities for tutors and students to complete together as well as links to relevant websites.

Internet Glossary” is a collection of important vocabulary for using the internet.

Parts of a Computer” is a list of computer terms with simple definitions and pictures.

KLC’s “Internet Guide” includes information about browsers, search engines, and setting up free email accounts.

 

How to Teach Writing

The presentation “How to Teach Writing” gives an overview of the writing process. It includes activities that tutors can use with students.

free on-line course from Verizon Wireless Thinkfinity is available on teaching writing:

The article “How I Wish I was Taught to Write” from the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.

 

Reading Resources

The presentation “Reading Resources” looks at the different components of reading: phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

A free copy of the book “Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers”: is available for download from the National Institute for Literacy.

This is a wonderful resource that introduces tutors to scientifically based reading research, clearly defines the components of reading and gives many ideas for instruction. A copy of the book is also available through the Kenosha Literacy Council.

 

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