Monday, November 16, 2009

Topic: One-on-One Tutoring Using Video Conferencing.

Topic: One-on-One Tutoring Using Video Conferencing.

10-second review: The tutors were pre-service teacher trainees. They focused on fluency training and used Young Adult Literature.

Title: “Delivering One-to-One Tutoring in Literacy Via Videoconferencing.” TT Houge and C Grier. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (October 2009), 154 – 163. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Summary/Quote: “Findings from this study suggest that one-to-one literacy instruction via videoconferencing technology can be an engaging and effective means to assist adolescents with comprehension while reading with appropriate accuracy and fluency.” p. 161.

Direct and explicit accuracy, fluency, comprehension and spelling instruction. Supervised by a reading specialist. Appropriate training for tutors.

Comment: Note the emphasis on fluency. RayS.

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