Recently I started tutoring reading in a downtown Baltimore programme. I was inspired by the Get Writing books by Paul Johnson to try to get my tutees to make books as a way of having fun while they learned. http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/19
My efforts did not meet with great success. This is probably because I only have one hour a week with them. They took their little blank books home and possibly lost them. They certainly didn't bring them back to me.