BFA Reading Buddies Practice Literacy Skills

Target 3–Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step 4 – Engage all staff and students in creating a personalized learning networks (PLN) that contribute to learning and instructional practice.

Target 2 –Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step 3- Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community.

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Students ask leading questions about their text, encourage younger learners to stay engaged, and reflect on the experience of being the “teacher.”

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Students practice decoding, fluency, voice and use information that they collected to explain their thinking.

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“I was really nervous.”

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“That was kinda hard.”

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“Can I read again?”

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This activity was very motivating to the students and while it was a challenge for some, they have been encouraged to keep reading.

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First grade students noticed that the preschool students didn’t always pay attention and conversation was started around their own listening practices.

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The classes will meet again to set up a schedule for reading buddies in the coming weeks. Both first grade and preschool students were eager to continue their learning together!

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