Reading Buddies / Champions

 

How to be a great Reading Buddy

When my buddy can’t figure out a word:

Wait- give my buddy a chance to figure it out by themselves!

Ask my buddy what would make sense.

Tell my buddy to look for letters, words or patterns that he/she recognises.

Once my buddy knows the word, have him/her reread the sentence!

Talk about what you like–be a good role model!

Ask Questions

What has happened now?

What words tell you how the character is feeling

How do you know the door was closed?

What might happen next? How do you know?

How are they feeling? How do you know?

Why has this happened?

Where would you find the information about this?

Be positive and encouraging.