Bank Street's Guide to Literacy

Bank Street's Guide to Literacy

Bank Street College hosts the Literacy Guide for Volunteer Tutors in response to a national effort to ensure that children are fluent readers by the end of the third grade. Teachers will find Pre-Reading strategies such as making predictions, forming a purpose for reading, and questioning. During-Reading strategies include prompting a reader who is stuck and techniques to figure out words. Post-Reading plans center on answering questions. Site also discusses Stages of Literacy Development and offers sample lessons, books, resources, and games. Of particular interest is a special section for English Language Learners that includes hints for tutoring, contact and communication strategies.

Bank Street College of Education

• Lesson Plans

• Middle School Elementary School

Eric Plummer