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Book Buddies

Book Buddies are an important part of our literacy program. Older children read to younger children on a weekly basis and younger students are encouraged to take a turn reading to their older buddy. This gives the older children oral reading practice in an environment where they can show confidence and the younger children the opportunity to be read books that they are interested in. At the same time, students learn more about each other and they develop a relationship that also continues on the playground and sometimes outside of the school. This also helps our students to develop interest in students of different age groups and helps them develop their understanding, patience, care and empathy.