This collection of Reading Buddy activities was created for multi-grade students to enjoy together throughout the year, along with tips and organizers to get your program rolling efficiently!
Included in this Resource:
- a letter of invitation to become Reading Buddies from one teacher to another
- class availability / time preference for buddy meeting form
- a blank Reading Buddy pair-up list (PDF - non-editable)
- What Reading Buddies Do, a full-color, seven page storybook lesson that can be used as posters to reinforce positive expectations for Reading Buddy time
- Reading Buddies getting to know you coloring activity (includes six versions of partially completed Melonheadz 'Create-a-Kid' blacklines (3 big buddies, 3 little buddies; 2 girls, 2 boys, 2 generic)
- Compare / Contrast Co-create Booklet (for Little Buddy to keep for familiar reading) to provide information for Big Buddy to fill in on page about Little Buddy (for future reference, projects etc.)
- Reading Buddy notebook / scrapbook covers
- Conversation starter tips for big buddies speaking to little buddies
- two Venn diagram 'Getting-to-know' each other activities that compare the interests of the buddies (general interests, what kinds of books buddies like)
- story follow-up activities for the Reading buddies to complete together (book review, 3 part organizer (beginning, middle, end), character, setting (so far...)
- Halloween activity and card as shown in this post!
- Thanksgiving story reading follow up activity and boy and girl versions of Thanksgiving card "I am thankful..."
- graphic organizer to share winter holiday traditions and boy and girl versions of "Happy Holidays, Reading Buddy!" card
- My favorite season compare / contrast
- Working together for Earth Day
- invitations and Reading Buddy mail label
- end of year card - Thank you and have a good summer (be sure to say hi to me when we're back at school!) and more!
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