In order to establish the effectiveness of the Paired Reading technique, I decided to run an eight week pilot involving approximately ten pupils and their parents. A variety of students were represented, to include boys and girls, pupils aged between six and eleven and pupils with reading ages below and above their chronological age at the time of selection.
This article originally appeared in the February 2017 Edition of UKEdMagazine
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The parents were invited to a training session of which the primary aim was to give them a working understanding of how the Paired Reading technique should be managed. Training was delivered via a PowerPoint presentation and video demonstration.
Pre and post testing using CEM’s InCAS assessments revealed that on average reading skills (decoding, word recognition and comprehension) improved by 3.2 times across the period. Significant, I am sure you will agree.
Obviously these gains may not occur in all settings, but if you are seeking a reading intervention with a high chance of succeeding, look no further.
You can learn about Paired Reading using the text below and see Paired Reading in action by watching the linked YouTube clip
Further reading: bit.ly/uked17feb14.
@GriffermansMark Head of Curriculum – Teesside