20 Activities To Do With Reading Buddies or Big/Little Buddy Time. There are some low prep activities and some that require time or prepping but all of the activities provide a great learning experience for learning buddies.
Do your students have big or little buddies? My kindergarteners always pair up with 4th or 5th grade buddies and do projects together throughout the year. Here is a get-to-know-you activity. Page 1 has one big buddy and 1 small buddyPage 2 has two equal sized buddies
I could envision seeing one of these but for math buddies. The pause time and praise is important, and the prompts could be something like: What did you do first? Could we model or making a drawing? What do you know for sure?, etc.
This FREEBIE is a great start for a year of wonderfully purposeful buddy reading. It comes with...~Questioning stems for fiction and nonfiction books. (I laminate them and put them in the buddy reading baskets)~Buddy reading interview~Anchor chart exampleEnjoy!