Resources for Parents & Tutors

Many TextProject texts can be used for tutoring students. Here are guides to support tutors and teachers in working with students.

Teach Your Child to Read & Spell

Learning to read and write are critically important goals for all children. Some children achieve these goals with little difficulty and progress rapidly in school. Other children struggle with reading and writing throughout their school years. Teach Your Child to Read & Spell is a tutoring or teacher guide for BeginningReads, FYI for Kids, SummerReads, and Talking Points for Kids texts.

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Teach Your Child Lessons: BeginningReads

Tutoring lessons for all 10 levels of BeginningReads. Easy to follow lessons that help students build their vocabulary, writing and comprehension

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Comprehension Response Sheets by Pat Cunningham

A set of comprehension guides developed by Pat Cunningham for FYI for Kids texts.

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Toolkit for Tutoring

ToolKit for Tutoring is a guide for tutors and teachers working with young readers to develop literacy skills. This guide includes activities that focus on vocabulary development, word study, and writing skills.

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Comprehension Guides from Reading Partners

Reading Partners has developed comprehension guides to accompany texts that they use in their tutoring sessions. Some of the texts they use includes TextProject’s SummerReads and FYI for Kids. Reading Partners has given TextProject permission to share the guides with classroom teachers. Each guides includes directions that introduces the skill and an example for students and teachers to practice the skill. Use the guides as an introduction to learn a particular comprehension skill, or as a means to guide discussion about a text.

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Lesson Plan for a Fluency Intervention

A lesson plan for building reading fluency. The lesson plan utilizes QuickReads, but it can be adapted for use with other TextProject texts.

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