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Reading Buddies is a concept that pairs an upper-grade student with a lower-grade student, and who then partner up and have reading sessions.
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About The Event
Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers would like to introduce a pilot program, Reading Buddies. We will pair up older readers with younger ones. If you would like to sign up your children, please sign up and register with your child's name and grade. Once we have equal numbers from both groups signed up, we will assign you your reading buddy.
Reading sessions will be on Zoom/Google Meets supervised by mom's in the background. You may coordinate with your reading buddy to set up a time (30 mins or so) once every two weeks.
"Peer mentoring is a powerful, underused tool in schools. One study suggests that partnering with higher achieving peers can have a positive influence on a student’s learning, and students who are older, more capable readers can be these peers for young students.
The benefits are profound. Reading Buddies allows younger readers to see what being fluent looks like as they have a peer model demonstrating reading skills; they can also acquire a positive role model with some intentional pairing. The older students develop social and emotional skills like patience and empathy as they work with their littler buddies.
Additionally, for upper elementary students who are struggling with grade-level reading, the opportunity to access easier reading material without stigma or shame while sharing with a novice reader can create a positive experience with an activity that may otherwise be less than enjoyable. And the roots of the school community deepen as classes across campus work and share together."
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