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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, c1995.


Physical description ix, 145 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 145).
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.
Other author Whang, Gail.
Pippitt, Mary.
Subject Peer-group tutoring of students -- California -- Case studies.
Reading (Primary) -- California -- Case studies.
Literacy programs -- California -- Case studies.
Education, Bilingual -- California -- Case studies.
Interpersonal relations -- California -- Case studies.
ISBN 0435088408 (acid-free paper)