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Kids love to read to someone. It’s good for kids to read their writing out loud, to practice their Reader’s Theater scripts with, or to rehearse a book they want to read to the class or to their reading group.

But there’s not always a student handy to read with. Enter the Reading Buddy (opens in a new window). A really, really cute idea from Into the Book (opens in a new window). Most of the materials you’ll need can be rounded up around your house or neighborhood. I’m sure some crafty teachers (hint-hint!) could also come up with other suggestions for ways to make reading buddies for the classroom.

And if you’re not familiar with Into the Book (opens in a new window), plan to spend some time on that site! It’s a great one, with lots of resources for teachers.

About the Author

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

Publication Date
August 2, 2010

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