The Power of Peers in the Classroom

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Enhancing Learning and Social Skills

Edited by Karen R. Harris and Lynn Meltzer.

Grades K-12. This book helps you take advantage of an invaluable resource already present in your classroom to help your students learn - other students. Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students' skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided, as well as access to a Web page where educators can download and print the reproducible materials.


  • 322 pages
  • 8 in. x 10-1/2 in.
  • Softcover
  • Copyright 2015


1. Executive Function and Peer Monitoring: Fostering Metacognitive Awareness, Effort, and Academic Success

2. Peer Interactions in the Content Areas: Using Differentiated Instruction Strategies

3. Thank You for Helping Me Write a Better Paper: Peer Support in Learning to Write

4. Using Collaborative Strategic Reading to Promote Student Discourse

5. Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies to Improve Students' Word Recognition and Reading Comprehension

6. Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies in Mathematics

7. Maximizing the Benefits of Working Cooperatively with Peers

8. Peer-Supported Instruction for English Learners

9. The Power of Preschool Peers to Influence Social Outcomes for Children with Special Needs

Item Weight: 1.75
Age: 5 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Grade: Kindergarten - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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