Solana Santa Fe students ‘Read Together’
Solana Santa Fe implemented a peer reading program this school year called Read Together. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students tutored third graders in reading twice a week after spending time learning the lesson plan and preparing to teach. “Not only were the older children good role models for the third graders, the one-on-one tutoring increased comprehension and fluency for all readers,” said Ali Geise, an instructional assistant at Solana Santa Fe who helped run the program. Christina Silver initiated Read Together four months ago while she worked at the elementary school as an instructional assistant.