The latest resources from the resource library are outlined below.
A review of the book, “They’re All Writers”: Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center by Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron, reviewed on the Praxis, a writing center journal by the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
A compilation of the steps educators can take to establish a peer buddy program in their school.
The first section of this manual contains some peer tutor program operational information.
This form, used by both teacher and peer tutor (to self-assess) provides assessment criteria under the categories of Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking & Inquiry, Communication and Application.
Get ideas for developing your high school’s tutor training curriculum from this 30-page document by Community College of Rhode Island.
An information guide for prospective peer tutors interested in West Springfield High School’s peer tutoring elective course.
Sample interview questions for hiring tutors working with special needs peers.
Tutor request form used in matching tutees with tutors at Emmaus High School’s peer tutoring program.
A primary educator explains how to get students working together as peer tutors, using real world examples from the classroom. The article also provides a link to the printables and other materials used available at Teachers Pay Teachers.
An exercise aimed at improving sight word vocabulary and reading comprehension. Source: Michigan State University
Suitable for third, fourth and fifth grades, these posters by Cassi Noack on Teachers Pay Teachers, serve as a tool to promote peer tutoring by displaying students’ names on posters that feature the skills they’ve mastered.
This Youtube video, also listed in the video library presents common scenarios that can occur during tutoring sessions and demonstrates examples of what to do versus what not to do.
Video by the Ontario Education Research Panel, summarizes the impact of PALS as a supplementary reading program for primary students, on teaching practice and learning outcomes.
This Edutopia video features a STEM school where students use a collaboration log to keep track of how well they collaborate with each other over the course of a project.
Free downloadable template from Ms Imperiale’s Fourth Grade Class. This activity is aimed at increasing student engagement and creating opportunities for students to explore teaching and learning in a new way.
Do you use peer tutoring methods in your classroom / school? You can contribute sample documents from your program by uploading them here. Are you a practitioner? Tell us about your peer tutoring program for a chance to be featured on this blog.