Archive for July, 2009

Sign up for a Reading Club. There are several groups starting this month at the Alameda County libraries in  Fremont, Newark, Union City, Dublin and at community locations. All groups are led by experienced volunteer tutors. Don’t miss a good book this summer, a chance to practice your conversation skills and meet new friends.

Call Rachel to register for a Reading Club, (510) 745-1480


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Write to Read is offering two tutor training opportunities this summer for prospective tutors in July and August. Volunteer tutors are needed to assist learners at all Alameda County library branches and community sites.

Prospective tutors complete an application form, attend a tutor orientation, participate in a series of trainings starting with 6 hours of basic literacy instruction, roundtable discussions, special workshops in reading (see Kathy St. John’s workshop on Reading Fluency on June 30), writing, spelling and learning disabilities over the course of several months. This incremental learning provides tutors with an abundance of resources, an opportunity to learn the ropes as a learning community and engage in a process that allows for learning, practice and reflection.

Our first summer tutor training will be offered at the Dublin library branch on Monday, July 13th and Wednesday, 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Prospective tutors must have an application completed to attend. 

The following tutor training opportunity will be offered at the Fremont Library on Monday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Make a Difference. Coach someone to succeed in their learning.

Call Rachel Parra for a tutor application. (510) 745-1480.

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Write to Read Adult Literacy

In collaboration with

The National Institute for Literacy


Strategies to Build Adult Students’ Reading Fluency


A workshop for adult literacy tutors and practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area

Thursday, July 30, 2009
6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Fremont Library, The Fukaya Room

2450 Stevenson Blvd.

Fremont, CA 94538


Join NIFL Facilitator Kathy St. John to examine a key component of reading that is often overlooked—reading with fluency. 

Fluency is more than a matter of reading well aloud; fluency affects comprehension. Readers who struggle with fluency read in a halting manner and may forget what they read before they reach the end of a phrase. Come and learn strategies that help students read accurately, more quickly, and with meaning.


This workshop is free to tutors, teachers, and literacy practitioners. Call now to reserve your space.

Phone (510) 745-1480



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