Laura shared that her “timesaver” is that she always has “the next” mentoring folder ready for the student. Of course this may change if the student is ready for a new Level; but usually works. Plus, the program can go on if she is absent. Laura has 16 kids (3 on waiting list) participating right now (1st and 2nd graders), and about 30, mostly community, volunteers. She also has some kids doing the program with staff members. Every kid has at least 4 sessions a week on average.
Laura’s program is very organized, as you will see in the photos below.
Folders are ready for the Mentors:
What the Mentor needs:
What to do if finished early:
Laura has also made fluency/mentoring training videos. They are excellent resources for your Mentor Trainings; and for your mentors to have access as a reminder.
To print Game Boards in color: Go to www.readinga-z.com. On the left side of the home page click on: Resources, Instructional Uses, Tutoring & Mentoring Packs: Comprehension Packs for levels aa-E and Fluency & Comprehension Packs for Levels F-Z. A variety of 7 Game Boards can be printed from:
Level aa Farm Animals/ Printable -> Walk to the Beach on p. 6
Level B We Make Cookies/ Printable -> Tree House on p. 6
Level B Paint It Purple/ Printable -> Skate Country on p. 6
Level D The Mitten/ Printable -> Winter on p. 6
Level G Whose Eggs Are These?/Printable -> Water Life on p. 12
Level G Animal Eyes/ Printable -> Jungle on p. 10
Level G Maria Joins the Team/ Printable -> Sports Park on p. 10
Needs Attention Box/Crate/Basket, Red and Green Signs and/or Boxes: A time saving idea for the Coordinator: train the Mentors to put the Student’s Mentoring Folder in the Green Box if the folder is ready for the next mentoring session. Train the Mentors to put the Student’s Mentoring Folder in the Red Box if the folder is completed and needs a new pack, or something is missing, or the lesson is too difficult.