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Rather than reading independently, students can be divided into pairs or small groups and read the text aloud together or take turns reading aloud to each other. This is a cooperative learning activity that fosters pragmatic skills (e.g. taking turns), provides opportunities for students to model fluency for each other
Peer tutoring is having peers actively involved with teaching each other and reinforcing learning of academic skills. With peer tutoring, the pairs are set up such that tutors serve as both the tutor and tutee. Peer tutoring could be expanded to include peer groups such as literature circles or discussion
Reading Buddies is an early literacy strategy in which students select a stuffed animal to “read” a book to in order to practice early reading skills with confidence and comfort. First, the teacher gathers several stuffed animals and places them in a labeled container or designated area of the classroom.