Study Buddies are reading buddies with a purpose.
Have you tried reading buddies with another teacher without success? Study Buddies is your answer to successful and fun cross-grade level reading!
Each week, cross-grade level buddies (or students in your classroom) meet to read paired passages (one a fiction and the other a non-fiction) that the students have practiced in their classroom. The students extend the passages through writing, partner talk, and other activities, working together, as well as independently, on activities in the classroom.
Included in this freebie are two levels of “The Bubblegum Contest” for the younger students and two levels of “How Bubblegum is Made” for the older students. Choose the one that best meets your students’ abilities. (A is the higher of the two.) There are conversation starters and fun facts included for students to talk about. After reading the passages to each other, the students will complete a journal response.
Extend the activity back in the regular classroom by having students write about “The Biggest Bubble Ever” or “Bubblegum on My Face” and attach the story topper craftivity to their stories for display. A link to a youtube video showing how bubblegum is made will give your students background knowledge.
If you enjoyed this FREEBIE, check out more Study Buddies packets here.