PALS: A Reading Strategy for High School

Wrap Up

PALS is a research-validated approach for increasing students’ reading performance. For students in high school who are struggling with reading, it can be used to increase fluency and comprehension skills. Through reciprocal peer tutoring, students have the opportunity to practice reading and to receive immediate corrective feedback.


Devin Kearns, MA
PALS trainer
Vanderbilt University

Listen as Devin Kearns summarizes PALS (time: 0:52).

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Revisiting Initial Thoughts

Think back to your responses to the Initial Thoughts questions at the beginning of this Module. After working through the Perspectives & Resources, do you still agree with those responses? If not, what aspects about them would you change?

What characteristics might Mrs. Garcia look for in a reading approach?

What types of activities can Mrs. Garcia use to increase her students’ reading skills?

How can Mrs. Garcia implement these activities?

When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.


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