SUPER WHY READING CAMP: WEEK 1

Featured episode: “SUPER WHY and the Three Little Pigs”

The activities for SUPER WHY Reading Camp Week 1 extend the learning in this featured episode as campers practice and build early literacy skills.

Here are the instructional materials for Week 1 of the SUPER WHY Reading Camp, including a Welcome Letter to teachers, a daily schedule or syllabus, materials list for each day, and the complete curriculum.

You can download content for the entire week or for each day.

In this week’s episode, Jill keeps knocking down Pig’s tower and he wants her to stop! The Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf himself. After all, he knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing dies down, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship. Throughout the story, campers will learn about friendship, practice the alphabet, identify the letters W, O, L, and F; rhyme with –ALL words and use opposite words to change the story.



Week 1 Welcome Letter
A letter introducing camp leaders to the SUPER WHY Reading Camps with a review of the Week 1 curriculum goals.
  • Welcome Letter (PDF)



All Week 1 Syllabi
A day-by-day overview of Week 1 of the Reading Camp; includes a schedule and descriptions of each day’s activities. (PDF)



Week 1 Camper Assessment Materials
Forms and materials needed to do the pre-interview and post-interview assessments for Week 1.
  • Overview (PDF)
  • Pre-Test (PDF)
  • Post-Test (PDF)
  • Manipulatives (PDF)



Week 1 Materials Lists
Detailed lists of the materials needed for all five days of Week 1. Be sure to review this list well in advance of the first day of Reading Camp so there’s time to gather and organize your materials! (PDF)



Entire Week 1 Curriculum
Complete instruction for all five days of SUPER WHY Reading Camp Week 1, including scripted directions and leveling options. (PDF)



“The Three Little Pigs” Episode (Download | View)
Each day of Week 1, campers watch the SUPER WHY episode “SUPER WHY and the Three Little Pigs.” Alpha Pig is upset that Jill keeps knocking over his blocks! To help him, the Super Readers fly into the Three Little Pigs story and come face to face with the Big Bad Wolf. You can download the video or watch it online as streaming video.

Request a DVD of The Three Little Pigs episode and video clips by contacting Mary Haggerty at WGBH Outreach (mary_haggerty@wgbh.org)

To navigate through the days, you can either click on the links below or use the navigation at the top of the page.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents