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Collaborative Strategic Reading & Other Peer Tutoring Resources

Collaborative Strategic Reading & Other Peer Tutoring Resources

The following links to peer tutoring and other teaching resources are also listed in the Resource Library and Useful Links sections of this site.


Collaborative Strategic Reading Learning Logs by Adolescent Literacy 
This reading log form is designed for use with CSR (Collaborative Strategic Reading) assignments. CSR teaches students to work cooperatively on a reading assignment to promote better comprehension. Get additional information about using the reading log.

Peer Tutor Workshop for Middle / High School Grades by National Scholar Foundation
This peer tutor training guide will help teachers conduct a training workshop consisting of a discussion on the qualities of an effective peer tutor, understanding the different types of learning, and practicing peer tutoring in a fun scenario.

Cast of Readers – Reading Fluency Intervention by The Florida Center for Reading Research 
The objective of this reading fluency activity is for students to read with proper phrasing, intonation, and expression in connected text. In this cooperative learning activity, students rehearse and read text using a reader’s theater format.

Pal Reading: Developing Fluency and Comprehension with Paired Reading (Grades 1-3) 
A strategy to promote speed, accuracy, and proper expression in reading as well as practice comprehension skills to improve students’ understanding of what they read.

PALS Reading Strategy for Grades k – 1 by IRIS Center Peabody College, Vanderbilt University 
Explanation of the benefits of implementing Peer Assisted Learning Strategy – a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills as well as instructions and printable materials for implementing the various PALS activities.

PALS Reading Strategy for Grades 2 – 6 by IRIS Center Peabody College, Vanderbilt University 
Step by step instructions for implementing the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Activities) reading activities.

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Special Needs Teacher Resources by Teacher Vision  
Curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs.

Best Practice for ELLs: Peer-Assisted Learning
A brief summary of evidence to support this recommendation and how to carry it out.

Academic Tenacity – Mindset and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning
A report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, written by Carol S. Dweck, Gregory M. Walton and Geoffrey L. Cohen.


Do you use collaborative / cooperative learning strategies in your classroom? The Peer Tutoring Resource Center welcomes k-12 educators to share sample materials and inspiration from their teaching practices.

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