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Title:  Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
Description: Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is a peer-tutoring program. According to the developer's website, it is designed to be incorporated into the existing curriculum with the goal of improving the academic performance of children with diverse academic needs. Teachers train students to use PALS procedures. Students partner with peers, alternating the role of tutor while reading aloud, listening, and providing feedback in various structured activities. PALS is typically implemented three times a week for 30 to 35 minutes. Although PALS can be used in different subject areas and grade levels, this intervention report focuses on the use of PALS to improve reading skills of students in kindergarten through third grade.
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Cover Date: July 2007
Web Release: July 16, 2007
Publication #: WWC IRBRPAL07
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Achievement (student)
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