WEEK 1, DAY 4: Super Why’s Reading Day

On Day 4, Super Why’s Reading Day, the activities focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Click on the links below to access an overview of the Day 4 activities, the Day 4 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

Day 4 Syllabus
The schedule and overview of activities for Week 1, Day 4 (Super Why's Reading Day!)
  • Syllabus (PDF)

Day 4 Materials
A list of the materials needed for Week 1, Day 4 of camp.
  • Materials (PDF)

Introduction to Super Why’s Reading Day and Previous Day Review
Campers talk about Super Why and are introduced to the day’s activities. They review the camp rules, and the literacy skills that they learned on Days 1 through 3.
  • Name Tags, Letter Cards, -ALL Word Family Cards (PDF)

Interactive Viewing: “The Three Little Pigs” / Transform into Super Why
The group watches and discusses the episode “SUPER WHY and the Three Little Pigs,” then transforms into Super Why whose “Power to Read” is the focus of the Day 4 activities. Download or stream the episode using the link below.

Computer Time (Optional): Super Why Why Flyer Adventure
The Super Why Why Flyer Adventure computer game is a group activity. Campers take turns piloting the Why Flyer to find the letters in a special message.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Super Why's Why Flyer Adventure online game (Play!)

Craft Activity: Draw Your Own Adventure
Campers draw pictures and create a story.
  • Draw Your Own Adventure (PDF)

Game: Pin the Tail on the Word
Campers complete sentences by choosing words to fill in the blanks. Then they act out the sentence to show how changing a word changes the meaning of the sentence.
  • Pin The Tail On The Word (PDF)

Movement Activity: Super Why’s Opposite Relay And Finding Super Letters
In this literacy-based relay race, campers must “zap” opposite words before passing the Why Writer to the next player. They then search for the Super Letters and find the Super Story Answer.
  • Why Writer Front, Why Writer Back, Word Sets, Super Letters (PDF)

Extended Learning
Campers watch a video clip where Super Why shows how changing a word can change the meaning of a sentence. They then recreate the game from the episode, changing the meaning of a sentence by substituting opposite words. Download or stream the episode using the link below.
  • Word Cards: small, red, good (PDF)
  • Super Why Video Clip #1 (Download - Right Click and Save As | View)

Wrap Up
Do a quick review activity, inviting campers to read words in a sentence, then change some of those words to change the meaning of the sentence. If you wish, do a one-on-one assessment of each camper’s ability level. Then sing the Hip Hip Hurray song to celebrate the accomplishments of the day.
  • Wrap Up (PDF)
  • The Three Little Pigs Coloring Book (PDF)
  • Day 4 Assessment Materials (Optional) (PDF)

Take-home Materials
In take-home worksheet #1, campers find the right word to finish a sentence, and in take-home worksheet #2, they pick the word that best completes the sentence.
  • Super Why Worksheets (PDF)

All of Day 4
Print all the Day 4 materials described in the links above.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents