Families Learning to Read and Write Together
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
Collection: Learning Materials
Family Tutoring is a family literacy program developed by the NWT Literacy Council to support school-aged children and their families in their efforts to develop reading and writing skills. The program is geared for parents, teacher’s assistants, and tutors who work with children at the emerging and early reader stages. Usually these children are in grades 1 to 4, however the reading strategies can be adapted for older children and youth who struggle with reading and writing.
The manual gives complete information on how to carry out the program. It offers the facilitators a checklist to plan a program, facilitating tips, and detailed directions and handouts for the 10 sessions that make up the complete program. Each session includes a welcome, review, warm-up activity, group discussion, reading strategy, craft activity, and closing. The manual also includes additional activities, Reader’s Theatre scripts, as well as useful resources and websites.