Virginia Teachers Hope to Gain Tips on Incorporating Charlottesville
Reading Program Into Their Schools
August 21, 2001 --
notice: Although the conference is not open to the public, media
representatives are welcome to attend.
100 teachers will meet at the University of Virginia Aug. 20 and
21 to learn how to adopt Book Buddies, a nationally recognized reading-improvement
program, in their schools.
the conference in Ruffner Hall Auditorium, 405 Emmet St., the teachers
will learn how to implement the tutoring program that trains community
volunteers to work one-on-one with first graders under the supervision
of trained reading specialists. They will also learn how to design
and manage their own reading tutorial programs.
will gain practical pointers for establishing effective, individualized
tutoring programs," said Mary Abouzeid, director of the McGuffey/TEMPO
Reading Outreach Program, which offers courses and degree programs
in reading instruction throughout Virginia.
of the teachers at the conference, sponsored by the McGuffey/TEMPO
Reading Outreach Program, have received Virginias Reading
Excellence Award grants that will fund implementation of successful
programs in their schools.
by Marcia Invernizzi, an associate professor in U.Va.s Curry
School of Education, and her colleagues in Charlottesville schools
in 1991, Book Buddies has gained national attention for its success
in enabling young children to read.
In recognition of that success, the conference has received financial
support from Wachovia and Pearson Learning Group.
more information, contact Mary Abouzeid at (434) 924-0750 or (434)