A Review of the Evidence Based Practice of Classwide Peer Tutoring as an Instructional Strategy
This publication by the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) and the Division for Research (DR) was created as part of a Current Practice Alert series “intended to provide an authoritative resource concerning the effectiveness of current practices intended for individuals with specific learning disabilities”. The publication also points the reader to resources for getting additional information on common CWPT approaches.
Peer Review Strategy Guide for Teaching Writing
This strategy guide from Read Write Think explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.
Building a Reading Comprehension Peer Tutoring Program
A guide explaining the benefits of peer tutoring in reading comprehension and ways to incorporate peer tutoring through paired reading and buddies programs. It also describes some peer tutoring models for class-wide and school-wide settings.
Peer Tutoring: A Proactive Intervention for the Classroom
An intervention tip sheet to assist teachers and parents in providing the best possible
educational opportunities to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Published by the Institute on Community Integration, College of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and written by Kareen Smith.
Classwide Peer Tutoring Beginning Reading Program (CWPT: BR) by Special Connections, University of Kansas.
A guide to implementing the classwide peer tutoring program developed at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project in affiliation with University of Kansas. This program is geared toward pre-school to first grade aged students and is designed to help students acquire the basic skills for becoming good readers.
Peer Tutoring Parent Consent Letter by Rosmery Milczewski, Math teacher and peer tutoring program coordinator at Flushing International School, NY
A letter to parents requesting permission for their students to receive tutoring.
Structured Peer Tutoring in Math
A guide from Math VIDS for implementing a peer tutoring strategy that provides students with a multiple number of practice opportunities using math skills they have initially acquired through teacher instruction.
Class-wide Peer Tutoring Information for Families
An important step in starting a peer tutoring program is informing and educating the parents and families of participating students. This document from the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice is a great example of what to include in a letter to families. It gives a good description of what peer tutoring is, its benefits, what families can expect and how to lend support.
Classwide Peer Tutoring at Work
This article provides an effective instructional method for heterogeneous groups of students who function at highly varied skill levels. This how-to article gives specific cost effective methods and ideas to run a classwide peer tutoring program.
Guide to Peer and Cross-age Tutoring
An explanation of peer and cross-age tutoring methods along with tools / worksheets, ideas and strategies for developing and maintaining a peer and cross-age tutoring program – a resource guide from Washington Reading Corps.