Book Buddy volunteer Annie helps a third grade SitStayRead student with writing their poem during a SitStayRead Poetry Pals program at Hendricks Elementary. (J. Sall)

Book Buddy volunteer Annie helps a third grade SitStayRead student with writing their poem during a SitStayRead Poetry Pals program at Hendricks Elementary. (J. Sall)

3rd Grade | Poetry Pals

In our Poetry Pals program, a team of three Book Buddies, three Dog Teams and a Program Leader visit a classroom for a one-hour visit, once a week, over the course of six consecutive weeks. Poetry Pals visits include small-group reading activities, comprehensive discussions about the poems, and independent poetry writing with Book Buddies, as well as one-on-one reading time spent with Dog Teams. The goal of this program is to improve reading comprehension, while also building written expression.