Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index.
1. The nature of tutoring : The nature and nurture of motivation ; The tutor as reflective teacher ; Principles of tutoring -- 2. The intervention lesson and diagnostic teaching : Components of an intervention lesson ; The early intervention lesson, grades K-1: Susan ; Intervention lesson, grades 2-5: Paul ; Intervention lessons, middle school ; Diagnostic teaching ; Final remarks -- 3. Print skills and the development of word knowledge : The development of print skills ; Methods for teaching words ; Sample lesson plans for Zoe ; Instructional practices to avoid ; Final remarks -- 4. Contextual reading and fluency : The beginning reader ; Selecting materials for early readers ; Beyond the beginning reader: developing fluent reading ; Sample lesson plans for Jonathan ; Final remarks -- 5. Vocabulary development: knowledge of word meanings : Learning word relationships ; Understanding nuances ; Determining meaning ; Developing word consciousness ; Sample lesson plans for Serge -- 6. Oral language and literacy : The importance of oral language ; Strategies for language and learning ; Sample lesson plans for Alicia -- 7. Comprehension of text : The role of purpose in reading ; Strategies to develop comprehension ; Strategies to monitor comprehension ; Analysis of multiple texts: using an I-Chart ; New literacies ; Sample lesson plans for Lisa -- 8. Writing and reading connections : The craft of writing ; Reading-writing relationships ; Writing to learn ; Sample lesson plans for Marcus -- Conclusion -- Children's literature cited -- Further resources