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Forms:

Monthly Report
Monthly Reports are due by the 5th of each month. Make sure you and your student both initial each date. You can:

1. Bring a hard copy the Project Read office.
2. Take a picture of the report and email (info@projectreadutah.org) or text (801-448-READ) it to the Project Read staff.
3. Put it in and envelope and send the report in via “snail mail.”

Lesson Plan
(Click to download a blank lesson plan. You can also download the Instructions or a Sample that has already been filled out.)

Digital Resources

External Links

This page has links to other websites that have information you might find useful as a tutor

Monthly Newsletter (Coming soon!)

Read previous editions of the newsletter: tips for tutors, resource spotlight, news, events, and more!

Project Read Library

Click here to search for books.

Type a book title, literacy skill, or grade level into the search bar and see what books we have that might help your student. (Some features still under development.)

Certification:

All tutors receive initial certification when they attend orientation and tutor training. Tutors are encouraged to re-certify every six months by attending two hours of training, submitting a lesson plan, and turning in 5/6 monthly reports on time.

You may complete the two hours of training in any of the following ways.

Attend a tutor training or workshop in the library.

These are offered on the second Saturday of alternating months. See the Calendar for dates and times.

Watch webinars, trainings, and tutorials

Make a free account with ProLiteracy and log in to watch training videos. (There are a lot here. Use your student’s Diagnostic Profile to help you decide which ones to watch.) Create an account here.

LINCS has trainings on working with adults and helping them learn. Check out this page to get a full description of the trainings available.

TEAL provides trainings specifically for adult literacy. Visit their page here.

Resource Spotlight

Every month, we spotlight a resource either from the Project Read library, or from around the web, with tips and ideas on how to use it. check back every month for something new!

Reading Horizons

Reading Horizons provides both direct instruction materials with a (scripted) teacher’s manual, student workbook, and a computer software program that provides assessments and lesson-plans. The lessons in the book correlate with the software (which can provide review activities). Use one or all of these materials!
What teaching strategies does it offer tutors?

1. Reading Library Books

 You can test your student’s reading fluency by timing them and using their chart to determine how many words per minute the student is reading. The reading passages are helpful if you are trying to expand your student’s vocabulary in different areas (especially in non-fiction areas). Use the passages as a launch board to bigger discussions or more in-depth work on specific vocabulary words. Click here to see a sample reading passage and comprehension questions from level

2. Student Workbook

If you’re looking for practice sheets for your student, these might be helpful.

  • Parts of Speech Review: they provide sentences where students circle nouns, underline adjectives, find the verbs (see p. 69, 165)
  • Prefixes and suffixes: they provide sentences where the student writes a word with a prefix (see p. 107) or the student has to provide the suffix (p. 73, 83,167) or provide the root word (p.72).
  • Word Recognition: students will determine the right word that matches the sentence (p.72,101), find words in reading passages (p.103,115,150), use word searches (p. 104, 124, 134), and crossword puzzles (p. 121, 132)
  • Word scrambles to help practice spelling!  (p. 141) *This is a great strategy you could implement. Scramble the letters of the vocabulary your student is working on to make sure they can spell the word!

Don’t create your own material, use these worksheets for practice! Come check these books out from the Project Read Library!