Becoming a Reading Tutor Webinar - Part III - Matching Books to Readers
Presented by NTA Board Member Bill Miklosey
The primary instructional goal of this module is for prospective tutors to develop an understanding of the attributes of text that affect its readability. The way in which elements of language such as vocabulary, sentence complexity, syntax, and length add to the demands on the reader is discussed. The difference between narrative and expository text and the role background knowledge plays in a child’s comprehension is explained. Prospective tutors began to understand the concept of a “leveled book” as an approximation of reading difficulty. Tutors participate in an exercise of leveling books using the Fountas and Pinnell (2006) protocols.