Student Team Reading

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For more on the review of Student Team Reading programme, read the BEE review of secondary reading.

More on Student Team Reading

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Primary schools

Student Team Reading is not designed for use with primary school pupils.

Secondary schools

Student Team Reading has moderate evidence of effectiveness. Two qualifying studies included in this review showed mean effect sizes of +0.40 and +0.06.

About Student Team Reading

Student Team Reading is a co-operative learning programme for secondary students, in which they work in four- or five-member teams to help one another build reading skills. It is based on a programme called Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) which is used with upper primary school pupils - Student Team Reading has students use partner reading, story retelling, story-related writing, word mastery, and story-structure activities to prepare them and their teammates for individual assessments that form the basis for team scores. Instruction focuses on explicit teaching of metacognitive strategies. Students are grouped by age.

NB The Reading Edge is a variation of this programme where students are grouped according to their reading levels, rather than by age.