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ERIC Number: EJ785708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Oh, and We Do Reading Too
Babicki, Laurie; Luke, Sally
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v19 n3 p46-49 2007
In this article, the authors describe the Reading Buddies program. In this program, children of varied ages experience cooperation and mutual respect, have fun together, and share themselves with others. When Reading Buddies meet, reading and learning to read are the activities, yet another real benefit appears to be the enhancement of the self-esteem of the younger children and the amplified self-worth of the older children. With Reading Buddies, teachers model for the older children and then the older children in turn model for the kindergartners. The process begins with a primary teacher giving a lesson to the elementary students on how to read with a child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A