Reading Buddies-Building Community from Albert Delgado on Vimeo.
Spirit Week: Reading Buddies is a great way to build community that involves all our students and teachers!
Our middle school students paired with their partner classrooms on this second day of Spirit Week. Our 8th graders paired off with the 3rd graders and 7th graders with the second graders. It is a strategy that works and supported by research. Besides, it's so enjoyable and builds community!
Day 2 of Spirit Week is also Reading Buddy Day. What can be better than building community through sitting down with a reading buddy as exemplified by our Pre-K and 4th Graders.
Fifth grade students from room 308 are participating with their reading buddies. In doing so they are also honing in on their own reading skills. Students also learn to be a mentor to younger kids and monitor the reading of their 2nd grade buddies.
The skills are these:
-stopping at periods or