1st Edition

Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Reading Skills A practical guide for teachers

    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Section A INTRODUCTION  1. Reading  2. Peer Tutoring  3. Peer Tutoring in Reading  Section B EVIDENCE-BASED GOOD PRACTICES  4. Paired Reading: What Is It?  5. Paired Reading: Does It Work?  6. One Book for Two: What Is It?  7. One Book for Two: Does It Work?  8. Reading in Pairs: What Is It?  9. Reading in Pairs: Does It Work?  Section C ORGANISING AND IMPLEMENTING PEER TUTORING  10. Planning: Context, Objectives, Materials, Recruitment, Selection and Contact  11. Operating: Training, Monitoring, Feedback and Evaluation  12. The Role of the Teacher in Peer Tutoring  13. Evaluation of Peer Tutoring  14. Sustaining and Embedding Peer Tutoring


    Keith Topping is Professor of Educational and Social Research in the School of Education at the University of Dundee, UK, where he is Director of the Centre for Peer Learning.

    David Duran is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Sciences of Education at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. 

    Hilde Van Keer is Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University, Belgium.

    "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 Educación