Reading buddies are becoming very popular! They were first introduced to help out with Reading Recovery homework when parents were unable to supervise it. Now there are a variety of reasons for reading buddies.
Some of our discontinued Reading Recovery students have a brand new Year 3/4 buddy to visit them first thing in the mornings. Every opportunity to read familiar books to a willing audience is very beneficial. The children enjoy the attention and ‘show off’ their best oral reading. The older students enjoy being much-wanted buddies who can share their expertise. But we don’t want to wear out our 3/4 buddies so they can opt in and out of offering their assistance. Some familiar faces have had a break and are now back for more. Thank you so much girls and boys. You are much appreciated.