Friday, November 16, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade Reading Buddies

Second graders at Exeter-Milligan Elementary School have some new "buddies." Each of the Grade 2 students have partnered with a preschool student attending the afternoon session of preschool, located in the elementary wing at the Exeter site. The second grader reads a story selected from his/her reading group. After the story is read, the two children talk about their favorite characters or their favorite part of the story.
Reading Buddies has great benefits. The second grade student practices skills learned in reading and builds confidence by reading a story in which he/she is familiar. The preschool buddy is developing listening skills and increasing his/her vocabulary and language skills. Both buddies gain a friend and learn that reading is fun!

Pictured is 2nd grader Morgan White with her reading buddy, pre-schooler Talin Schluter

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