Thesis Title

Peer Tutoring as a Strategy for Supporting Writing Fluency in English Language Learners

Graduation Date

Spring 2002

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form

Print

Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name

Education

Program Director

Madalienne F. Peters, EdD

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to examine the use of peer tutoring as a strategy for supporting writing fluency in English Language Learners (ELL). Research literature reveals that peer tutoring lowers inhibitions in ELL students and sets up an atmosphere for risk-taking. This allows ELL students to collaborate with native English speakers to improve and revise their writing. Elementary teachers of ELL students from three schools within a suburban school district volunteered to complete a survey on using peer tutoring as a tool in their writing program. Results indicate that peer tutoring is a successful strategy with ELL students in developing writing fluency.

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