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 . A really, really cute idea from Into the Book . 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 , plan to spend some time on that site! It’s a great one, with lots of resources for teachers.