This item consists of the items I use to set up buddy reading in my class (some people may do this as Read to Someone, as part of the Daily 5 program).
It has 3 tasks for partners to do while completing Buddy Reading:
1. Coaching bookmark
for when a partner is stuck on a word.
2. Check mark
(double-sided) in color/colour and black and white with a check on one side and prompts on the other to Check for Understanding - UPDATED to include a simple Who? What? Where? promt for younger readers.
3. Two types of fluency checkers
when readers reread passages and their partner rates them with smilely faces as to how they have improved (the simple one can also be used for self-assessment if a student is using a whisper phone).
The pack also has:
32 Discussion Prompt task cards
+ 4 blank ones to make your own (or just email me and I'll add them).
Buddy Reading Discussion Starters
(as a poster and a 2 to-a-page bookmark).
Buddy Reading Discussion Prompts
to help readers give more information from each other and to discuss differences in opinion (as a poster and a 2 to-a-page bookmark).
Buddy Reading Poster
Buddy Reading E.E.K.K. poster
(how to sit - elbow to elbow, knee to knee).
How to Buddy Read
Buddy Reading Stamina Graph
I use these with my Grade 2 class. Grade 1 classes may be able to use components of this pack, but may have difficulty reading the task cards, prompts etc independently.
If you like, you can check out my blog Down Under Teacher
for more freebies and ideas.