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German Primary GK1 - Lesepatenschaft / Reading Buddies

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Wenn Kinder in die Schule kommen, so möchten sie am liebsten sofort Lesen lernen. Das tun wir in der German Klasse 1 auch, doch dauert das eben so seine Zeit. Bis es soweit ist, helfen uns die Großen aus der German Klasse 4 und lesen uns spannende Geschichten vor! Schon am Freitag suchen sich die Kinder ihr Lieblingsbuch in der Bibliothek aus und können es kaum erwarten bis die Lesepaten endlich zu uns kommen. Es werden viele spannende Sachbücher, gefährliche Piratenabenteuer, wunderbare Pferdegeschichten und vieles mehr vorgelesen. Geschichten zum Mitlesen machen am meisten Spaß!


When children enter school, they like to start reading immediately. That`s what we`re doing in German Klasse 1, but it needs time. Until then the older students from German Klasse 4 are helping us to read exciting stories.

Each Friday we go to the library where the students can choose their books. They are always looking forward to the day when our reading-buddies come. They read fascinating non-fictional books, dangerous pirate-stories, amazing horse-stories and much more. Read-along storybooks are the best! 

Hier sind einige Zitate der Lesepaten:

Here you find some quotes from our reading-buddies:

B.: „Mir gefällt, dass meine Lesepatenkinder sehr gut zuhören und auch Fragen stellen. Sie arbeiten richtig gut mit und setzten Wörter in den Text ein.“

B: “My buddies listen very well and they even ask questions. They work very well and are able to fill in the gaps into the text.”


A.: „Ich finde es schön, dass sie mich richtig gerne mögen.“

A: „I am happy, that they really like me.”


L.: „Die Kleinen versuchen nicht laut zu sein und reden auch nicht rein, das ist wirklich toll!“

L: „The younger children try hard not to be loud and do not interrupt me, when I am reading. That`s great!“


J. „Meine Patenkinder hören immer gespannt zu!“

J: „My buddies are always listening and they are curious about the story.”


C.: „Sie sind meistens sehr leise,sie antworten auf die Fragen, die ich ihnen stelle und hören SUPER zu!“

C:„They are quiet most of the time, answer the questions I am asking and they listen very well.”


F.: „Wir reden über das Thema im Buch, das hat mir und den Kleinen sehr gut gefallen.“

F: „We`re talking about the topic of the book, the kids and I really like that.”


Z.: „Die Kleinen haben gelacht, als ich vorgelesen habe. Das war lustig.”

Z: “My children had a lot of fun and were laughing. That was funny!“


L.:  „Manchmal haben die Kleinen lustige Sachen gesagt. Das Vorlesen hat allen Spaß gemacht.”

L: “Sometimes the little ones said funny things. I really enjoyed reading to them.”


F.: „Meine Lesepatenkinder sind richtig nett! Das ist schön!”

F: “My buddies are really nice. That`s wonderful!”


Update from: Ms. Julia Graf, Classteacher German Klasse 1