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How a school might use it

How a school might use P.A.I.R.

Parent Information Session

We recommend that the school provide a Parent Information Session prior to implementation. This way parents can explore the program and ask questions. The photocopied Parent Guide, along with a P.A.I.R book, will need to be sent home with students if parents are unable to attend an Information Session.

 

Recommended operation

Model One (to run over a single term)
Week 1 Parent Information Session
Week 2 First P.A.I.R. book goes home (random choice)
Week 3 Second P.A.I.R. book goes home / First book returned
Week 4 Third P.A.I.R. book goes home / Second book returned
Week 5 Fourth P.A.I.R. book goes home / Third book returned
Week 6 Fifth P.A.I.R. book goes home / Fourth book returned
Week 7 Sixth P.A.I.R. book goes home / Fifth book returned
Week 8 Seventh P.A.I.R. book goes home / Sixth book returned
Week 9 Eighth P.A.I.R. book goes home / Seventh book returned
Week 10 All remaining books returned / Evaluation and Review of process

 

Model Two (to run over two terms)
Week 1 Parent Information Session
Week 2 First P.A.I.R. book goes home (random choice)
Week 3 Parents attempt Immersive Reading strategies using a regular book
Week 4 Second P.A.I.R. book goes home / First book returned
Week 5 Parents attempt Immersive Reading strategies using a regular book
Week 6 Third P.A.I.R. book goes home / Second book returned
Week 7 (this two week process is then repeated across two terms)

 

Suggested Teacher Timline

  1. Recruit parent helpers (to manage book distribution).
  2. Invite parents to Information Session.
  3. Photocopy Parent Guide and student activity sheets.
  4. Organise parent helpers to number each book.
  5. Host Information session.
  6. Commence P.A.I.R. program (see above).
  7. Evaluate the program.