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Tip 14: Literacy e-Tutors

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Literacy, News

If you have students who need opportunities and motivation to practice writing every day, look for e-mail pen pals who would be willing to send messages daily or weekly.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Students might be especially motivated by older students and by peers they admire. A ninth grade student might “tutor” a seventh grade student, an older brother might “tutor” his younger sister, or a child can “tutor” his classmate – even one who may be sitting just a few feet away from him! This idea provides repeated practice for literacy, but opportunities for social support, as well.

Creating the e-mails can be part of a morning/homeroom routine, a task at a literacy center or station, or a daily homework assignment completed during homeroom.

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