28 Reading Tutorials

These Reading tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Reading help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Six syllable types

English words can generally be divided into six syllable types. Teaching children the six syllable types can be a powerful tool to help them tackle new, longer words with confidence. A syllable is a speech utterance characterized by one vowel sound. Below are the six syllable types with a brief description and examples. 1. Closed…


Children with learning disabilities often have difficulties with comprehension. This causes them to lag behind their peers in all subject areas. Reading is so key to success in all subject areas. Setting a good foundation for reading and writing in the early years opens the door to success in later grades.

How to read text books.

Reading textbooks can be monotonous and boring. You ever read a sentence over and over again and never retain any of the information you read? Well I’m going to give you some tips and tricks to help you get through.

Types of Rhetoric and How to Identify Them

Have you ever had a teacher hand you pages of reading to do, and tell you to annotate? It’s all well and good — until you stare at the words and realize that you’re not sure how to take notes that will actually be useful in discussions or on quizzes. This tutorial will help you…

Close Reading Strategies Starter

Steps to begin instruction in Close Reading What is close reading? Close reading is a reading strategy used in English Language Arts and literature study classes that guides the reader into an in depth study of a text. Close reading includes locating and defining important details and patterns that allow the reader to analyze the…

Determining Author Purpose

As a student, you will often be asked to determine the author’s purpose in writing the text that you are reading. This is an important first step in: identifying the type of text you are reading; identifying the author’s perspective on the content or subject; identifying and interpreting the types of literary devices and figurative…

Jalapeno Bagels

This lesson meets several grade level standards. Students will: Learn that every story has a main idea and supporting details. Find the main idea and several supporting details in a news story.

Speed reading

Often times in life a person must consume a vast amount of information in a short amount of time. So how does an individual make the most of their time when faced with such situations? The answer is speed reading. So what or how does one speed read?

Once Upon A Classic

The modern form of entertainment boasts a canvas of technological options. Decades ago, the medium of choice was the impromptu and improvisational storytelling milieu, in all its pomp and circumstance, set amidst nature or the proverbial town square.

Python Programming Introduction

For lack of a Computer Science subject, I have labeled this tutorial under “Reading”. Programming is an important skill and is used for robotics, gaming, and many other applications. This tutorial can help you get started with Python by showing you a simple command line game. Python generally reads like plain English, so it will…