Reading Buddies Program
You will need to makes copies of these materials for each of your students. Depending on what you and your teaching partner have arranged, Big Buddies will probably bring the materials with them to each session with their Little Buddies.
Big Buddy Guide (pdf, 2.7MB)
This 26-page, detailed guide—which Big Buddies will read beforehand and bring with them to each session—includes plans, discussion questions, and writing prompts. (You will need one guide per buddy pair. Be sure to have the Big Buddies staple the pages together and write the name of their buddy on it.)
Reading Buddies Games & Activities (pdf, 1.2MB)
After watching the Martha Speaks episode, Big Buddies help their Little Buddies play a game or complete an activity together. (Print these pages double-sided so that the “Choose and Chat” cards will work!)
Reading Buddies Journal (pdf, 932KB)
By responding to particular prompts, Big Buddies and Little Buddies use key vocabulary as they write or draw in this journal. (You will need one journal per buddy pair. Be sure to have Big Buddies staple the pages together and write the name of their buddy on it.)
Little Buddy Certificate of Achievement (pdf, 188KB)
At the end of the program, Big Buddies fill these out for their Little Buddies. (You will need one certificate for each Little Buddy.)
Big Buddy Certificate of Achievement (pdf, 160KB)
Big Buddies receive these from their teacher at the end of the program. (You will need one certificate for each Big Buddy.)
Questions about the Reading Buddies Program? We’d love to help and hear your feedback. Send us an email at Reading_Buddies@wgbh.org.