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Buddy reading has started!

Reading Buddies programs promote a higher interest and engagement in reading and improvement in social and communication skills. Reading buddies supports both the older and the younger children.

The ‘Little Buddies’ benefit from:

  • hearing stories read-aloud (modeling of reading fluency, phrasing and expression)
  • having conversations with an older student about topics that interest and involve them (extending their vocabulary, oral language abilities)
  • having regular opportunities to practice familiar reading with 1:1 assistance
  • enjoying fun, positive experiences with ‘big kid’ who is now a recognizable face in the school community

The ‘Big Buddies’ benefit from:

  • further developing their own literacy skills
  • fostering leadership and problem-solving skills
  • improved self-confidence that comes from being looked-up to
  • a very real and important reason to be responsible, and an opportunity to be ‘caught’ (and praised) for positive behavior

 

These photos show K5 and Grade students working with their buddies.