When students explain to others, they deepen their understanding and gain confidence in their learning. Through Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), learners alternate in reading and sharing their thoughts with a partner by taking on the roles of a coach and player. Students provide feedback and receive immediate feedback from their peers, which can increase their Verbal Reasoning and comprehension of a text.
Watch two upper elementary school students practice part of a prediction relay. By stopping halfway through the page, students have the opportunity to make predictions, check the accuracy of their predictions, and switch roles. Using this structure requires both students to maintain their Attention and practice Inhibition & Self-regulation while listening.