A randomised trial of paired reading in elementary schools

Allen Thurston, Keith Topping, Karen McGavock, David Miller, Nora Conlin

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    Abstract

    The paper reports data from a randomised trial of paired reading in 67 elementary classes. Schools used paired reading techniques with either cross-age (10-11 year old tutors and 7-8 year old tutees) or same-age (10-11 or 7-8 year old tutors tutoring tutees the same-age) pairs and with intensive (three times a week) or light (once a week) implementation. Data was collected using structured observations to assess the effect of cross vs same-age, and intensive vs light variables on implementation integrity. Data is reported from observations of 398, 7-11 year old pupils. Observations indicated that same-age pairings implemented techniques more effectively. Observations indicated that both intensive and light paired reading was implemented with equal integrity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event13th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Aug 200929 Aug 2009
    http://www.earli.org/conferences/EARLI_Biennial_Conferences/previous_Biennial_conferences/earli_2009

    Conference

    Conference13th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction
    Abbreviated titleEARLI 2009
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period25/08/0929/08/09
    OtherFostering communities of learners
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    Keywords

    • Peer tutoring
    • Primary school pupils
    • Primary schools
    • Reading

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