External Links

Below are links to other resources related to tutoring and literacy. While the Center for Adolescent Literacies and the ReadWriteServe programs have no affiliation with these programs, we respect the work they do to promote reading and help struggling readers.

  • Bookshare, the world's largest accessible digital library for people with print and learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), provides free membership to qualified U.S. schools and students, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education. Get access to more than 43,000 digital books, textbooks and teacher-recommended readings to help your child succeed and enjoy reading independently.
    Children's Defense Fund. The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind; and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
  • First Book is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and to own their first new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books.
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF) develops and delivers children and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.
  • Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
  • The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) at the University of North Carolina. The mission of SCALE is to mobilize and support college students and campus-based programs to address the literacy needs of this country. Through a dynamic partnership between campus and community, SCALE develops leaders who are agents of social change.
  • U.S. Department of Education tips for reading tutors.