Since I wrote Hot Dogs & Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age, I’ve met countless readers and fellow adult literacy supporters who resonate with my journey. I am thankful each and every day for the incredible opportunities I’ve had to not only share my story, but also learn the stories of others who have been down similar roads.
Recently, one reader in particular, a woman from Santa Fe, New Mexico, voiced how much the book inspired her to become a tutor. The only problem? She had no idea where to start. She wished that I had offered some type of manual or workbook that could talk her through the process, so that she could learn how to become a tutor and then, from there, discover what it takes to help her students succeed.
You don’t have to ask me twice!
I’m proud to present the next “chapter” of my literacy journey, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Literacy Tutoring Manual, a how-to guide for helping adult readers become learners. I’m even prouder that this time around, I have a co-author: my 16-year-old daughter, Isabella!
Together, we’ve created a comprehensive manual with basic suggestions for teaching things like phonics and sight words, with plenty of healthy doses of patience and humor thrown in. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find inside:
- Getting Started – Tips on beginning your tutoring journey
- Teaching Phonics
- Teaching Sight Words
- Additional Resources – Including tear-out flashcards
I’m confident that we’ve provided the tools you need to empower an adult to learn how to read. In fact, you can see for yourself! Click here for a SNEAK PEEK of the first chapter.