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Improving Reading

A Teacher's Guide to Peer-tutoring, 1st Edition

By Frank Merrett


104 pages

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pub: 2019-06-01
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Originally published in 1994. Without sufficient skill in reading, secondary education is virtually impossible. Yet many pupils reach this point with reading skills far below those which would enable them to benefit from the texts put before them. This book gives teachers of 9 to 14 year olds a readily accessible and simple account of how peer-tutoring can be organised to elevate the reading performance of low-achieving readers. The book outlines the various options available to teachers including relaxed or shared reading with a partner; paired reading using 'reading together' and 'reading alone' techniques; and the more rigorous 'pause, prompt and praise' techniques for those pupils needing more sustained and systematic support.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. introduction 2. Why Peer-tutoring? 3. Setting up a Peer-tutoring Scheme for Shared Reading or Relaxed Reading 4. Paired Reading 5. Pause, Prompt and Praise: Its Origins and Development 6. Pause, Prompt and Praise: The Procedures 7. Training Tutors and Tutees 8. The Underlying Research, Part One – Shared Reading and Paired Reading 9. The Underlying Research, Part Two – Pause, Prompt and Praise 10. The Underlying Research, Part Three – Comparison and Other Studies 11. Evaluating Your Project 12. Sources of Further Information about Peer-tutoring

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.

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