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Author Samway, Katharine Davies.

Title Buddy reading : cross-age tutoring in a multicultural school / Katherine Davies Samway, Gail Whang, Mary Pippitt
Published Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [1995]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  371.394 Sam/Brc  AVAILABLE
 MELB  371.394 Sam/Brc  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 145 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents "When are we doing buddy readding?" buddy reading in action -- "That's not how you spell breakfast!" initial preparation for a buddy reading program -- "And when I make it ixided we never have problems together." maintaining a buddy reading program -- "If it weren't for buddy reading I'd still be reading bad." the influence of buddy reading on the students -- "I had no idea that manop could read so well independently." the influence of buddy reading on the teachers
Summary In this book, Samway, Whang, and Pippitt describe their experiences in establishing and maintaining a cross-age reading program in a multiethnic, multilingual inner-city school in Oakland, California. What began as an effort to engage one underachieving fifth-grade boy evolved into an effective cross-age tutoring program involving first-/second-grade students and fifth-/sixth-grade students, most of whom were acquiring English as a nonnative language. As a result of this program, the authors witnessed compelling growth among the fifth-/sixth-grade students as teachers and learners. The younger students likewise gained confidence in both oral language and reading skills. Here, the authors share their experiences so that you may enjoy many of the same successes and rewards. They offer helpful suggestions on setting up and maintaining your own cross-age reading program, as well as practical solutions to issues you are likely to face
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 145)
Subject Education, Bilingual -- California -- Case studies.
Interpersonal relations -- California -- Case studies.
Literacy programs -- California -- Case studies.
Peer teaching -- California -- Case studies.
Reading (Elementary) -- California -- Case studies.
Reading (Primary) -- California -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Pippitt, Mary.
Whang, Gail.
LC no. 94041378
ISBN 0435088408 (acid-free paper)