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Beneficial Buddy Reading

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As part of our Daily 5, I will read stories to the class, and the students also have the opportunity to read to others.  Typically, they have been going in small groups to the first grade class to read to the students.  We decided to have the entire class go once a week, and allow the students to work together on a reading activity. This past week, the fourth graders read to the first graders.  Then, they wrote up a book summary collaboratively.  It was a great experience for both classes. The fourth graders helped the first graders determine the author, the illustrator, and the main events of the story. It was so fabulous to see the students working on reading strategies together.  Here are a few pictures from this experience.

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