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English Phonemes, Spellings, Example Words, and Meaningful Names: Chart

Eye on the Sky: Tutor Techniques for skill development, reading, and writing

Learn ZillionYou now have access to 1000+ high quality lessons, videos, practice sheets and much more! By the way, you can share lessons with your students quickly (no student accounts required). Just go to a lesson and click on “Quick assign”!

Literacy Advance: Topic areas in which we have resources include: Workforce literacy and job-related issues, Health literacy, Life skills (budgeting, map-reading, filling out forms, etc.), Conversation skills, Phonics and phonograms, Grammar, Spelling, Math and financial literacy, and Much more!

Literacy CenterIt is our mission to design inspiring, beautiful, and engaging learning activities for preschool-age children. Through a unique methodology, we encourage playful learning of home languages and strategic mapping between the home language and English. It is our goal to empower parents and teachers of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and English Language Learners (ELLs) with free education games, activities, and learning tools.

Literacy Connections: Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, word families, and the best in children’s literature.

Literacy Network Tutor Resource Page: Is your student a beginning speaker who needs to communicate better at work? A native speaker of English who needs to improve his or her literacy skills? Our resources are organized by Competency (real life task) so you can find what you need.

Minnesota Literacy Council: The Minnesota Literacy Council has a library of games and lesson/program planning resource books available for volunteers and VISTA members to borrow. If you would like to check anything out, please contact literacy council staff. All books, games and materials must be returned to the Minnesota Literacy Council in a timely fashion. Below are several resources, websites and tips to aid in program and lesson planning.

PBS Kids Lions to Go: Games, Videos, Stories, and More!

Reading Rockets

Reading For Meaning: Tutoring Elementary Students to Enhance ComprehensionThis article provides tutors with proven techniques for helping students acquire comprehension skills and strategies. In addition to building background knowledge about comprehension, it looks at six comprehension strategies and activities that support each strategy.

Target the Problem A tool to help parents and classroom teachers understand the specific problems a child may be having with reading. You’ll find practical suggestions on what you (and kids themselves) can do to help students overcome or deal with their reading difficulties.

Tips for Reading Tutors: The U.S. Department of Education developed this brief guide for reading tutors. It lists ways that tutoring helps both the learner and the tutor, and provides practical tips that can help tutors be more effective in their work.

Tutoring Strategies for the Primary GradesWhether reading to a child, sharing reading, or listening to a child read aloud, there are many strategies a tutor can use to improve the skills of a young reader. Learn about the strategies – from modeling to KWL – that are useful for tutoring children in grades one through three.