Welcome to Write Away the brand new
writing forum for Project Read learners!

We've redesigned our blog so that adult learners working at Project Read can share what they have written with other learners, tutors, and the public. There are a few simple guidelines to be aware of.
  1. This is a moderated site, so submissions and comments will first be reviewed before being approved and published.
  2. Adult learners submitting their writing have the option of using their first name (only) or using "anonymous" for authorship.
  3. We wish to honor the writing efforts of the adult learner/authors, so no major copy editing will be applied, but we may suggest minor corrections in consultation with the author.
  4. Only active Project Read learners are eligible to submit their writing to the Write Away blog and there are two ways of doing this: send submissions via email to projectread@sfpl.org, or stop by the office with a hard copy of your writing.
  5. The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not represent those of the San Francisco Public Library and/or the City and County of San Francisco.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In-Service Workshop for Project Read Tutors -- August 24


Those Handy Instructional Aids
Presented by Randy Weaver,  Project Read Manager


This workshop will offer a hands-on review of the instructional aids located in the Project Read office. We’ll brainstorm ways to enhance your tutoring sessions by using the many 3-dimensional words, letters and games which are available, and we’ll discuss the importance of including multi-sensory techniques in your instructional plan.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
6:00—7:30 p.m.
Project Read Conference Room, Main Library—2nd Floor

Please call (415) 557-4388 if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tutors are Invited to Attend Upcoming Tutor Roundtable Meetings

Project Read's monthly Tutor Roundtable meetings are an opportunity for volunteers to engage in an open and rewarding discussion with other tutors and Project Read staff.  At these informal meetings, you'll be able to share your success stories and offer encouragement to your fellow tutors.  You will also pick-up some fresh instructional strategies to enhance your tutoring skills.  And of course, we will provide some tasty pizza and drinks to support the lively conversation. 
     Here are the dates for Tutor Roundtables during the remainder of 2011:
  • Tuesday, July 5 -- 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 6 -- 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 6 -- 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 1 -- 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 1 -- 6:00 PM
All Tutor Roundtable meetings are held in the Project Read Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library at 100 Larkin Street.  Please call (415) 557-4388 if you plan to attend any of these meetings.