11. Summary
Learning to read is a lifelong process. Teaching your adult students reading comprehension strategies and strengthening their decoding skills will help them become independent readers. By helping them to learn to read sight words, use contextual cues, engage in pre-reading activities, and apply letter-sound relationships, you will aid them in achieving their literacy goals.

Patience is required for the lowest level literacy learners, many of whom have significant gaps in phonemes, phonics and vocabulary that one-one-one tutors can help overcome. The best tutors are those who earn their student's trust and who create a variety of methods for students to learn to read. This simple manipulative in the following 1:09 minute video, for example, is a fun way for adults to learn word families. Students can even create their own!

In the next unit, we will approach teaching writing much in the same way as we have show you how to help your student to read. Keeping your student's goals in mind, you will work with her on the three phases of writing using activities that are designed to help her feel comfortable putting pencil to paper.

18 comments:

Queen Of My Castle said...

I love this summary! I am going to print it out and post it in my office. I think one of the hardest things to remember is that the student's goals should come before the tutor's.

lillian said...

I agree. The learned is there to learn.

Pat said...

I know that I am going to get as much out of working with a student as they do. We will learn together

jack said...

The summary is good. I believe the K-W-L approach would be helpful for anyone.

Ms. Ovette said...

The three videos were fascinating. It put into context for me the pace of teaching and learning. It's slow going, but the journey is so worth it.

Marian said...

The farther I get into this, the more enthusiastic I become. But I'm glad this won't go on to include 'rithmetic!

karenzpt said...

completed unit 2

rsvmi52 said...

This unit is a real handful. I know I will be referencing this unit and the McShane source very frequently as I begin with a student. I felt like this program might be more than I could handle but remembering the goal is always to get your student to understand something.

neg said...

Completed unit 2

SNelson said...

I agree.

Kenneth Zen Bodhi said...

Another great section, I am sure that I will come back and review as I begin to tutor.

LG said...

What an enormous amount of information....parts I have bookmarked for later review. I loved the readings and learned new information about how to broaden language experience story lessons beyond simply dictation/writing and reading back (to include some phonics,sight words, etc.)

Genevieve McCall said...

I'm glad to have this site to reference once I begin tutoring.

JoAnn Wells said...

This information has been very informative. I think what is most valuable are the question building skills to foster critical thinking and excitement for reading of course! (i.e. KWL). So stoked to be doing this.

Stefanie Craig said...

This video series gave a great overview of the LEA approach. I feel confident in using this method with my clients. It seems like it really would help in building confidence within the learner.

Wallace West said...

I'm enjoying this because I stated in previous post I've had similar training and this great refresher as well as new found information and I can only improve my teaching as well as interaction with others that may need advice that pertains to this information.

MSTATEN said...

This unit was very in depth and I learned a lot.

kim said...

This unit is a refresher for the many years I have been out of school. Great Info.