Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Dr. Howard Farris
Dr. Michele Burnette
Dr. William Redmon
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study evaluated the effectiveness of peer tutoring with a direct instruction reading program prior to teacher-directed instruction. Six upper level elementary students participated in the peer tutoring program and two students participated in a control group.
The findings from this study indicate that: (a) pre-exposure to direct instruction in reading lessons with peer tutoring improves student reading rate without increasing error rate, and (b) the instructional time for a teacher-directed lesson decreases when peer tutoring is a part of the reading routine. It was concluded that peer tutoring prior to teacher-directed instruction increases student reading rates without sacrificing accuracy and that the classroom teacher was able to teach a reading lesson in significantly less time when the peer tutoring program was implemented in the reading program.
Brooks, Robert Schuyler, "The Effects of Peer Tutoring on a Direct Instruction Reading Program" (1991). Master's Theses. 939.