The latest resources from the resource library are outlined below.

Schoolwide Model Resources

Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning

Teaching Peer Tutoring in the Elementary Writing Center

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.

Designing a Peer Buddy Program to Promote Inclusion

A compilation of the steps educators can take to establish a peer buddy program in their school.

Peer Tutor Program Design Idea from Community College of Rhode Island Tutor Training Manual

The first section of this manual contains some peer tutor program operational information.

Peer Tutoring Program Evaluation

Peer Tutoring Rubric by Peach County Schools

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.

Peer Tutor Recruitment, Training and Evaluation

Peer Tutor Training Manual Inspiration – Community College of Rhode Island

Get ideas for developing your high school’s tutor training curriculum from this 30-page document by Community College of Rhode Island.

Peer Tutor Frequently Asked Questions

An information guide for prospective peer tutors interested in West Springfield High School’s peer tutoring elective course.

Peer Tutor Interview Questions (Allen Independent School District)

Sample interview questions for hiring tutors working with special needs peers.

Emmaus High School Peer Tutor Request Form

Tutor request form used in matching tutees with tutors at Emmaus High School’s peer tutoring program.

Classwide Model Resources

Peer Tutoring Program Design and Planning

Raising Rigor with Peer Tutoring

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.

Peer Tutoring Lesson Plans and Tools

Mastering Sight Words Using Peer Tutoring

An exercise aimed at improving sight word vocabulary and reading comprehension. Source: Michigan State University

Class Experts Posters Grades (3-5) **fee-based resource**

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.

Additional Links of Interest

Best Practices for Highly Effective Peer Tutoring

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.

Peer Assisted Learning Strategy (PALS) Case Study

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.

Making Teamwork More Intentional

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.

Student-Led Teaching Activity Lesson Plan Template

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.

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