Project Profile

Project Title:
Buddy Reading-Sharing the Read
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Commission scolaire du Littoral
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
  • Lead [leadership]
Grade Level:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Subject Areas:
The Arts, English, Technological Education
Community Partners:
Community Learning Centre- Ana Osborne
Netagamiou Governing Board- Crystal Rowsell

Buddy Reading-Sharing the Read

In our school, there is a wide variety of ages and grades. My class alone consists of 6 levels. This year our theme is protecting the rainforests. In order to make sure that all students’ lives are enriched with the wide diversity of reading material available, I created a buddy reading this club the older students read to the younger ones and the young ones also read to the older ones. Every time they finish a book they fill in a postcard with the details of the book along with a drawing showing their favourite part. They read five books and rise to level one and receive a digitally made frog from our three dimensional printer. Each level is a different colour frog. This will continue until they have read 30 books and achieved all the levels

Update (October-20-18)

The students are involved in there buddy reading once a week and have read and completed a response post card for each of the books they read. They have completed their first level and have received there first frog. Yeah!

Update (March-26-19)

Buddy Reading has been a tremendous asset to my reading program. Each group has read between 25-30 books. We meet twice in a nine-day cycle. The themes this year have been rainforest ad oceans.