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Book Buddies, Second Edition A Tutoring Framework for Struggling Readers

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781606233085

ISBN10:
1606233084
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/25/2009
Publisher(s):
The Guilford Press
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Summary

This popular, practical resource provides guidelines for setting up a successful tutorial program in grades K–3 and presents a field-tested lesson format for individualized instruction. Clear explanations and examples demonstrate how to use the book’s wealth of activities and exercises to assess students and build specific reading, writing, and spelling skills. Adding greatly to the second edition’s utility is an enclosed 70-minute DVD depicting sample sessions with a beginning reader and a late beginning reader. Also included are a helpful glossary, a resource list, and more than two dozen reproducible tutoring tools. New to This Edition *70-minute DVD of tutoring sessions, plus supplemental material that helps viewers understand and master the techniques shown on the DVD. *Reflects current research, the authors’ ongoing experience in Book Buddies programs, and tutor feedback. *Recommendations for working with English language learners have been added throughout. *A chapter on transitional readers offers a tutoring plan for children reading at the first-grade level and beyond. * Many of the figures and lesson plans are new or revised.

Author Biography

Francine R. Johnston, EdD, completed her master’s degree in early childhood education at the University of Virginia while teaching first grade for 12 years. She later worked as a Book Buddies coordinator while pursuing her doctorate in reading education. Dr. Johnston has been at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1995, where she teaches courses in literacy and coordinates the Reading Masters Program. She has a special interest in how children learn to read and spell and is the illustrator and a coauthor of Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, which has become a bestseller in the field of education.

 

Marcia Invernizzi, PhD, holds the Henderson Professorship in Reading Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, where she is also Director of the McGuffey Reading Center. She advises master’s and doctoral students and teaches graduate reading courses in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. With Francine Johnston, she is a coauthor of Words Their Way. Dr. Invernizzi is the principal investigator and primary author of Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS), the statewide literacy assessment for grades K-3 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a former reading teacher, she enjoys her ongoing involvement in literacy interventions such as Book Buddies and Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative.

 

Connie Juel, PhD, is Professor of Education at Stanford University. Her research centers on literacy acquisition with a particular interest in how classroom instruction affects the development of children with different reading and linguistic profiles. A former elementary school teacher, Dr. Juel is noted for her longitudinal research on models of reading development and her work on interventions to help struggling readers. She was awarded the National Reading Conference’s Oscar S. Causey Award for outstanding contributions to reading research and was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame by the International Reading Association. Dr. Juel was most recently Professor of Education in Human Development and Psychology and Language and Literacy and Director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to that she was the Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, where she began her collaboration on Book Buddies.

 

Donna Lewis-Wagner, MEd, has served as a Book Buddies coordinator and a Title I reading teacher. She is currently teaching in the Albemarle County School District in Virginia. A former journalist and publicist, Ms. Lewis-Wagner was inspired by her 4 years as a Book Buddies volunteer tutor to pursue a career in reading education. She earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a master’s in reading from the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

1. The Book Buddies Tutoring Framework 2. Book Buddies Assessment 3. General Tutoring Plan for the Emergent Reader 4. General Tutoring Plan for the Beginning Reader 5. General Tutoring Plan for the Transitional Reader Appendix: Reproducible Materials for Tutors Glossary DVD


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