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May 6, 2014

Peer reading buddies

Schools have been utilizing various forms of peer reading for many years and the benefits are widely acknowledged. In September 2011, the University of Durham published the results of the largest ever trial of peer tutoring in reading with primary school aged children. The impact of the idea was convincing: “The boost to school pupils’ attainment provided by peer tutoring was equivalent to about three months progress in both math and reading.”

Ms. Marie Godar (Kindergarten - Rushville Elementary School West) and Mrs. Jane Cumberworth (Fourth Grade – Rushville Elementary School West) have joined forces to provide quality peer learning experiences for not only the kindergarten students involved but the fourth grader students as well.

“Every Friday, my class goes to Ms. Godar’s room armed with books that fit their reading buddy’s preference. The kindergarten students join their reading buddy with a leveled reader and most have an Accelerated Reading book as well,” Mrs. Cumberworth said.

“The fourth grade students gain essential practice reading as well as learning to teach or mentor a younger student. The kindergarten students enjoy being read to and gain important reading skills both by reading themselves and listening to others read. So for all involved, this is a win-win,” Ms. Godar said.

Benefits for the tutee:

• Improved reading attainment – decoding and comprehension of words and text

• Increased confidence and enjoyment of reading

• Improved attitudes to reading for pleasure and increased amount of reading outside of school

• Interaction with a positive peer role model – learning from their positive behavior

• Personal 1-to-1 attention, allowing them to work at their own pace

• Increased sense of belonging in the school community

Benefits for the tutor:

• Development of interpersonal skills through experiencing a deeper sense of responsibility, dedication and pride in being able to help a peer

• Improved speaking and listening skills through asking meaningful questions and active listening

• Improved attitudes to reading for pleasure and increased amount of reading outside of school

• Increased sense of belonging in the school community

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