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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!
Just added for 2018 BTS: a booklet for buddies to fill in together and keep for familiar reading! Draw, color, cut, paste, read & write! Enjoy, and best wishes for the new school year!
✔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 activities
✔a letter of invitation to become Reading Buddies from one teacher to another, with a general class information form (an altered version is available as a freebie)
✔a blank Reading Buddy pair-up list (PDF - non-editable)
✔4 options for Reading Buddy notebook / scrapbook covers
✔Conversation starter tips for big buddies speaking to little buddies
✔six versions of partially completed Melonheadz 'Create-a-Kid' blacklines (3 big buddies, 3 little buddies; 2 girls, 2 boys, 2 generic) for a fun 'Getting-to-Know' each other activity for the buddies (and any more activities that teachers come up with later!)
✔two Venn diagram 'Getting-to-know' each other activities that compare the general and reading interests of the buddies
✔two story follow-up activities for the Reading buddies to complete together
✔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..." Check it out on Pinterest!
✔graphic organizer to share winter holiday traditions and boy and girl versions of "Happy Holidays, Reading Buddy!" card See it on my Reading Buddies board on Pinterest!
✔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!)
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