Using Noncertified Tutors to Work with At‐Risk Readers: An Evidence‐Based Model

  title={Using Noncertified Tutors to Work with At‐Risk Readers: An Evidence‐Based Model},
  author={Darrell Morris},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={351 - 362}
  • Darrell Morris
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Education
  • The Elementary School Journal
This article synthesizes results from 5 studies that used noncertified tutors to work with at‐risk primary‐grade readers. Each of the studies featured (1) twice‐weekly tutoring lessons that included guided reading, word study, and reading for fluency; and (2) supervision of the tutoring by a knowledgeable reading teacher. Results from the 5 studies provided convergent evidence that noncertified reading tutors (community volunteers and teacher aides) can be effective with struggling readers… 

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