Using Paired Reading to Increase Fluency and Peer Cooperation

In this strategy, students read aloud to each other, pairing more fluent readers with less fluent readers.  Likewise, this strategy can be used to pair older students with younger students to create “reading buddies.”  Additionally, children who read at the same level can be paired to reread a text that they have already read, for continued understanding and fluency work.  This research-based strategy can be used with any book or text in a variety of content areas, and can be implemented in a variety of ways.