Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills is a very practical guide, offering a straightforward framework and easy-to-implement strategies to help teachers help pupils progress in reading. A succinct introduction, it shows how schools can make positive use of differences between pupils and turn them into effective learning opportunities.
Outlining the evidence base supporting peer tutoring approaches, it explores the components of the reading process and explains how peer tutoring in reading can be used with any method of teaching reading. Core topics covered include:
Planning and implementing peer tutoring
Getting your school on board
How to structure effective interaction
Training peer tutors and tutees
Paired Reading - cross-ability approaces
One Book for Two - fostering fluency, reading comprehension, and motivation
Reading in Pairs - cross and same-year tutoring
Supporting struggling readers
Involving families in peer tutoring
Evaluation and feedback.
Illustrated throughout with practical examples from diverse schools across Europe, Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills is an essential introduction offering easy-to-use guidelines that will support teachers in primary and secondary schools as they enhance pupil motivation and improve reading standards.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"This is a rich resource for those interested in peer tutoring and a clear window into a specific type of peer work for those committed to deepening their understanding of the power of cooperation for learning. One thing that makes this book paticularly powerful is that each author's work has been detailed, sustained, and extensive. A second is that the three authors speak about peer tutoring from the point of view of projects from three different cultural, social, and linguistic contexts." - Lynda Baloche, International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
"The book offers useful strategies for all teachers who want to improve the reading skills of their students through the practice of peer tutoring, a cooperative learning method to manage the diversity of levels in a way that all the students can teach and learn from each other [...] A very interesting and practical book which is written in clear language and well-structured that offers many guidelines and resources on how to effectively implement peer tutoring to improve reading skills." - Mariona Corcelles Seuba, Revista de Educacion
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