Readwriteserve tutor training
1 / 32

ReadWriteServe Tutor Training - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

ReadWriteServe Tutor Training. ReadWriteServe Programs of the Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte. What is ReadWriteServe ?.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' ReadWriteServe Tutor Training' - curry

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Readwriteserve tutor training

ReadWriteServe Tutor Training

ReadWriteServe Programs of the

Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte

What is readwriteserve
What is ReadWriteServe?

  • ReadWriteServe--Partnership for Literacy Action Initiatives brings together UNC Charlotte and community-based resources to address increasingly complex literacy needs of students and their families in the Southeastern U.S. through service, research and community-based programs that are culturally relevant and focused on community needs.

  • RWS supports literacy and reading tutors working with students at different levels and in differing contexts.

  • We offer a structured but flexible approach to tutoring that relies on tutors to make decisions about the needs of learners.

p. 2

Rws tutors provide
RWS Tutors Provide

  • Homework Help

  • Reading Support

  • Mentoring

A note about our terminology:

Tutors-----UNC Charlotte student /staff volunteers

Learners----the grades K-12 students receiving tutoring

The rws commitment
The RWS Commitment

  • Set a time commitment that is reasonable and stick with it. We ask that you commit to meeting with a learner once a week if possible. Whatever your schedule, please keep your commitment to our student partners.

  • Be ethical and responsible in all that you do in your work with student partners. You are mentors and role models.

p. 2

Have questions need help
Have questions? Need help?

  • Check out the ReadWriteServe Tutor Blog at

  • Get tutoring tips

  • Learn about upcoming events and trainings

  • Ask questions & join a conversation

Get to know each other
Get to know each other

Ice breaker & information


  • Comprehension is the “so what” of reading. Readers who comprehend understand and can answer questions about what they’ve read. Here are some strategies that help with comprehension:

p. 22

How do children develop reading comprehension
How Do Children Develop Reading Comprehension?

  • Two-Stage Process [M. Pressley (2000)]

    • Lower processes focused at the word level—

      • word recognition (phonics, sight words),

      • fluency (rate, accuracy, and expression), and

      • vocabulary (learning word meanings).

    • Higher-order processing—

      • activating and relating prior knowledge to text content

Chapter 9


  • Often need to be taught, you may need to model how to use strategies in multiple contexts

  • Can and should be adapted to fit the needs of the learner and situation

Key comprehension methods
Key comprehension methods

  • Establish a purpose for reading

  • Use prior knowledge (KWL)

  • Ask questions (QARs)

  • Make inferences (chart)

  • Determine important information, summarizing (GIST)

  • Use text structure

  • Self-assessment

Establish a purpose for reading
Establish a purpose for reading

Chapter 9




Situational context

What can affect each of these components?

Use prior knowledge
Use prior knowledge

Ask questions
Ask Questions

Chapter 9

Activities: QARs


  • Right there

  • Think and search

    • Cause/effect

    • Problem/solution

    • Compare/contrast

    • List/example

  • Author and me

  • On my own





Determining important information
Determining Important information

Determining what is important

  • Overviews

  • Headings

  • Summaries


  • Delete trivial or irrelevant information

  • Delete redundant information

  • Provide a super ordinate term for members of a category

  • Find and use generalizations

  • Create generalizations

Determining important information gist
Determining Important informationGIST

Use text structure
Use text structure

Use text structure graphic organizers narrative
Use text structure Graphic organizers: Narrative

Use text structure graphic organizers non fiction
Use text structure Graphic organizers: Non-fiction

Self assessment

  • Does this make sense?

    • Retelling

    • Rereading

Seven comprehension skills
Seven Comprehension Skills

  • Identifying details

  • Establishing sequence

  • Associating cause and effect

  • Determining main idea

  • Predicting outcomes

  • Valuing

  • Problem solving

Say something
Say Something

Double-entry Journal

Take turns reading and…

Make a prediction

Ask a question

Clarify something you read

Make a comment

Make a connection

p. 23-24

Resources for tutors
Resources for Tutors

The Center for Adolescent Literacies offers the following resources:

RWS Tutoring website

RWS Tutoring blog

Center for Adolescent Literacies website

Need help have questions
Need help? Have questions?

ReadWriteServe Programs are a part of the Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte. If you have questions or need our help, call or email us:

Dr. Bruce Taylor Jean Vintinner

704-701-5235 704-687-7991

[email protected]