These funky reading buddies make good companions for students during independent reading. Use them as low-risk "listeners" for students as they practice fluency or comprehension strategies. They could also be used as character masks (Allington, 2001, p. 83). Or students can use the buddies as a prop to help them represent their own reactions to what they read. (See Wilhelm, 1997, chapter 3).
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