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Connectors Ages 10+: The Right to Survive
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Connectors is a groundbreaking reciprocal reading series which narrows the attainment gap through peer-to-peer learning. Children work in small independent groups, each taking short turns to be the leader as they read a book together and debate issues raised in the text.
Clear prompts represented by coloured faces show each child when it is their turn to read and lead, and how to focus the discussion to engage their team members. This exciting approach builds reading and listening skills, promotes successful teamwork and encourages every child to participate.
The Sutton Trust ranks peer tutoring as one of the most effective ways to improve achievement, with disadvantaged and low achieving pupils making particular gains. Formal classroom trials of Connectors show children’s reading age leaping forward by an average of 9.1 months in just 12 weeks. Class guided reading time is also increased by up to five times.
The Right to Survive examines how resources are spread around the world. Every person has the same basic needs to survive: food, water and shelter. Still, many people struggle to obtain these key things, let alone healthcare and education. See what survival looks like in different parts of our planet.
June 1st, 2009
- 32 pages
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