SUPER WHY READING CAMP: WEEK 3

Featured episode: SUPER WHY & “Around the World Adventure”

The activities for SUPER WHY Reading Camp Week 3 extend the learning in this featured episode as campers practice and build early literacy skills.

Here are the instructional materials for Week 3 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, with the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer but they wonder where she lives. The super readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer name Wigglesbottom who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wigglesbottom find his friend, or will they be destined to travel the globe indefinitely? Throughout the story, campers will learn about Geography, practice the alphabet and identify the letters R, O, P, E, as well as practice the magic of spelling, understand what the word "quicksand" means, and use the power to read to change the story.



Week 3 Welcome Letter
A letter introducing camp leaders to the SUPER WHY Reading Camps with a review of the Week 3 curriculum goals.
  • Welcome Letter (PDF)



All Week 3 Syllabi
A day-by-day overview of Week 3 of the Reading Camp; includes a schedule and descriptions of each day’s activities. (PDF)



Week 3 Camper Assessment Materials
Forms and materials needed to do the pre-interview and post-interview assessments for Week 3.
  • Overview (PDF)
  • Pre-Test (PDF)
  • Post-Test (PDF)
  • Manipulatives (PDF)



Week 3 Materials and Supplies
Detailed lists of the materials needed for all five days of Week 3. 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 3 Curriculum
Complete instruction for all five days of SUPER WHY Reading Camp Week 3, including scripted directions and leveling options. (PDF)



“Around the World Adventure” episode (Download - Right Click and Save As | View)
Each day of Week 3, campers watch the SUPER WHY episode “SUPER WHY and Around the World Adventure.” You can download the video or watch it online as streaming video.

Request a DVD of “Around the World Adventure” 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