Literacy Tutoring That Works
Literacy Partners Program: In-School Tutoring in a School-University Partnership
Kelly B. Cartwright
Donna S. Savage
Kathryn D.S. Morgan
Brian J. Nichols
The Literacy Partners Program is an in-school tutoring program in which preservice teachers tutor children below school benchmarks for reading. The tutoring occurs once per week in structured sessions modeled after the successful Reading Recovery intervention and supervised by elementary school reading teachers and the university professor. This chapter describes the development and implementation of the Literacy Partners Program in an urban elementary school district. Tutored first-grade students made significant gains on reading comprehension, reading fluency, and reading level, performing on grade level after one semester of the program. Implications of the research and suggestions for implementation of the Literacy Partners Program are provided.
Cartwright, K.B., Savage, D.S., Morgan, K.S., & Nichols, B.J. (2009).
Literacy Partners Program: In-School Tutoring in a School-University Partnership.
In J.C. Richards, & C.A. Lassonde (Eds.), Literacy Tutoring That Works (pp. 56-69). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.