Alvah Scott Elementary

Reading Buddies

Continuing a partnership established seven years ago, Ms. Wong's fourth grade students have been "Reading Buddies" with Ms. Dugay's first grade students.  The fourth grade students have assisted and supported their first grade "buddies" with projects and assignments throughout the year.  The "buddies" have also read books together, practicing reading skills such as predicting, making inferences, making connections, word decoding, and visualization.

The fourth grade students have enjoyed helping their younger "buddies" while providing friendship and guidance.  The first grade students have enjoyed having older "buddies" to look up to as role models.  The students have developed strong bonds.  They excitedly look forward to each opportunity to meet with their "reading buddy," and they often say hello to each other when passing each other around campus.