Welcome to the new Yulupa Schools of Hope volunteers. You have chosen a great way to contribute to the future of the child(ren) you will be tutoring. You have also chosen a way to get almost immediate satisfaction for your efforts. Most of the kids we see just need a little boost. Thank you for helping a child learn to read.
Yulupa uses the PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies) from Vanderbilt University. To read about the program, click here.
We also review letter sounds. Since many of us (at least those of us who were in elementary school before the late sixties) learned to read by the Whole Word method, you can review the letter sounds here.
Spring Creek Elementary produced a 17 minute video of of a tutor/student session. You can find the link here.
If you would like to read more about strategies for motivating reluctant readers and some ideas for good beginning reader books and early chapter books, click here.
And finally, check back later this week for a review of Melissa Taylor’s new book, Book Love. She breaks down reading issues into four categories: too boring, too blurry, too tricky and too sitty; with strategies to deal with each of them.