Guided Reading Tutor

Elliott Heights Baptist Church- Larch After School Program

Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves one or two tutors working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The book is easy enough for students to read with your skillful support. The book will offer challenges and opportunities for problem solving.
At the beginning of each school year, we separate our students into groups, and select a book/series of books for each individual group according to their reading level/abilities. Groups may vary in size from one to four students. Many of our bigger groups have two tutors.
During our guided reading time, each student and tutor read a portion of text. This may be a sentence, a paragraph or a full page depending on their reading/comfort level.
While reading is taking place, our tutors guide the students to address these concepts as they come about: Predicting text, Visualizing, Questioning, Drawing inferences, Identifying main ideas, Context clues

To work closely with a small group of children grades 3 to 8 on guided reading.

·         To develop relationships with young children (grades 3 to 8).

·         To interact with children as they arrive and leave the program.

·         To debrief with the team regarding the day’s events.


Our program takes place every Tuesday & Thursday

beginning end of September and ends in early June.

2:45–3:00 Volunteers arrive at the Community House

3:10 –3:35 Arrive at the Community House for a free time

3:30–4:00 Healthy Snacks

4:00–5:00 Tutoring time in the areas of reading , math, creative writing and C.P.R (Caring, Purpose, Responsibility)

5:00-5:25 Homework Assistance, Indoor Board Games or Crafts, Outdoor Games, Sports, etc.

5:25–5:30 Parent Pick-up or student walks home

5:30–6:15 Volunteer Debriefing Time

Please note that a volunteer training will take place before our program start date.

•           We require a recent vulnerable sector police check.

•           You may want to volunteer in more than one area. Please view our other volunteer positions accessible on this site.

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