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02.17 Paired Reading

27.02.17 - Paired Reading Begins!!!

This week we have started whole school Paired Reading. When we trialled this with a few classes last year we were astounded with the results. On average, pupil’s reading age increased by 5 months in just 6 weeks and that was for both tutors and tutees. Plus the children really enjoy the experience. Please look at all the benefits below. This will replace normal class reading for the next few weeks so in most cases, your child will not be taking home a reading book. Please encourage lots of reading for enjoyment and try to find to read aloud to (or with) your child. This will really help to foster a love of reading. Happy Reading!

Benefits for the tutee

  • Improved reading attainment – decoding and comprehension of words and text
  • Increased confidence and enjoyment of reading
  • Improved attitudes to reading for pleasure and increased amount of reading outside school
  • Interaction with positive peer role model – learning from positive behaviour
  • Personal 1:1 attention, allowing them to work at their own pace
  • Increases sense of belonging in the school community

 Benefits for the tutor

  • Improved reading attainment
  • Development of interpersonal skills through experiencing a deeper sense of responsibility, dedication and pride in being able to help a peer
  • Improved speaking and listening skills through asking meaningful questions and active listening
  • Improved attitudes to reading for pleasure and increased amount of reading outside school
  • Increases sense of belonging in the school community

Benefits for school

  • Improvement in attainment of under-performing pupils in English/reading
  • Cost effective
  • An effective supplement to high quality teaching
  • Improved school community cohesion – pupils in different year groups getting to know and supporting each other.