Paired reading is a research-based technique that builds literacy and leadership skills by pairing more fluent readers with less fluent readers who read aloud to each other. These ‘reading buddies’ work together through a series of purpose-designed books to elevate reading levels.
Towards the end of last year Kormilda piloted a Paired Reading program for our Indigenous boarding students that resulted with very positive outcomes. The philosophy behind the program aimed to provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for senior students who were paired with younger less proficient students.
The success of the pilot encouraged the team to put in place a program to run four evenings a week throughout 2015. Within the first couple of weeks nearly 50 students had signed up to be a part of it!
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