ERIC Number: ED341961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Reading Attitude of Early Primary Students through Peer-Tutoring.
A practicum report addressed the problem of lack of interest in the literacy of young readers and the need to motivate them to want to read. A cross-age peer-tutoring program was established where primary students were paired with upper intermediate grade students who displayed positive reading attitudes and habits. The tutoring pair worked together three times weekly (15 minutes each time) over the implementation period of 10 weeks. The final evaluation indicated a positive change in attitude in most beginning readers. The peer-tutoring program was implemented on a continuing basis. (Teachers' and parents' questionnaires, a letter to parents of primary students, the elementary reading attitude survey, the letter to parents of peer tutors, and a list of resource documents for the development of the peer tutoring program are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: British Columbia; Reading Motivation
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Best available copy.