Successes and Challenges

Welcome everyone!  I have begun to send invitations to our members in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin.   As we start our blog, I would like to have you share one positive experience and/or one question or issue you have had recently.  It is always good to hear about each others successes, and to also hear about the issues others are having.  Tutors can begin to feel isolated without this sharing, and you may think you are the only one experiencing an issue only to find out that many other tutors are having the same experience.  By sharing both successes and issues, we can learn from each other and we can feel connected to others doing the same work.

Remember, if you want to start a new post, email me with your idea for discussion and I will create the post.  To reply to any post or comment that has already been made, just click on the, “Leave a comment” button under the heading and comment away!

Tara McDaniel

Literacy Trainer

tmcdaniel@aspiranet.org

415-937-2485

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About Experience Corps Bay Area

Experience Corps Bay Area recruits and trains adults 50+ to tutor and mentor elementary school children, with a focus on K-3 literacy.
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2 Responses to Successes and Challenges

  1. Norah Foster says:

    I discovered something fun and this is at the kindergarten level. Make LARGE flash cards of the sight words. You then challenge them to make a sentence using the flashwords plus some fun little images (eg pirate, butterfly, dog, cat, car etc.). You can do the first sentence like ? I see a big butterfly. (that’s 4 sight words plus the image card of a butterfly.

    I think this could work at much higher levels too if it works so well at kindergarten level.

    Best,

    Norah

    Sometimes you need to double frequently used words like THE, A, and.an.

  2. Great idea Norah! Thanks for sharing!
    Tara McDaniel

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