Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) Laura Jennings Jackie Martin Conny Melvin Colleen Mullane Andrea Purvis Peer AssistedLearning Strategies Increase reading and math skills Approved by the U.S. Dept of Education Program Effectiveness Panel Three main components Partner Reading Paragraph Shrinking Prediction Relay Curriculum-Based Measurement compliments PALS PALS implemented K-8th grade 3-4 times a week http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/pals/teachmat/2-6VPMPR.html High school 5 times every two weeks http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/pals/teachmat/HSPS.html Students are paired up Higher achieving with lower achieving Rotate every 4 weeks Opportunity to be player (reader) Coach Listens Provides feedback Allows teacher to circulate Intended to supplement current curricula • No special reading material needs to be purchased • Title 1 funds will cover the cost • Videos • $15.00 • Manuals • $35.00 • Manuals for Grades • K-PALS (Kindergarten) • Beginning • 2-6 • High School • Large print lessons for Kindergarten http://www.promisingpractices.net/program.asp?programid=143 (review of 14 studies on PALS) http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy/pals/outreach.html#workshops (information on upcoming workshops) http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/InterventionReportLinks.asp?iid=7 &tid=10 (intervention reports on PALS) http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/pals/teachmat/ReadingVideos.html Video of PALS reading in action. Fitzgerald, J., Ramsbotham, A. (2004). First-graders’ cognitive and strategic development in reading recovery reading and writing. Reading Research and Instruction 44 (1), 1-31. Fuchs, D. Fuchs, L.S., Burish, P. (2000). Peer-assisted learning strategies: An evidence-based practice to promote reading achievement. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 15 (2), 85-91. Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L.S. (2005). Peer-assisted learning strategies: Promoting word recognition, fluency, and reading comprehension in young children. The Journal of Special Education 39 (1), 34-44. Promising Practices Network. (2005). Programs That Work: Peer Assisted Learning Strategies. Retrieved August 26, 2007 from http://www.promisingpractices.net/program.asp?programid=143.
Pages to are hidden for
"Reading PALS and Reading Recovery"Please download to view full document