WEEK 3, 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 3, Day 4 (Super Why's Reading Day!)
  • Syllabus (PDF)

Day 4 Materials
A list of the materials needed for Week 3, 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.

Interactive Viewing: "Around the World Adventure” / Transform into Super Why
The group watches and discusses the episode “SUPER WHY and Around the World Adventure,” 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’s Right-On Reader Match Up
Super Why’s Right-On Reader Match Up computer game is a group activity. Campers take turns matching up pairs of words that are synonyms. A link to the game can be found below.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Super Why's Right-On Reader Match Up online game (Play!)

Craft Activity: Postcards
Campers fill in the blanks to complete sentences on printed post cards.
  • Postcard printables, word stickers (PDF)

Game: Woofster Words
Campers use given definitions to use to make their own picture dictionaries.

Movement Activity: Super Why’s Powerful Props and Finding Super Letters
Campers select props and decide which best fills in the blank in a sentence about the Around the World Adventure. They then search for the Super Letters and find the Super Story Answer.
  • Picture of Super Why, Props Pictures, Word labels, Super Letters (PDF)

Extended Learning
Campers watch a video clip where Super Why shows how changing a phrase can change the meaning of a sentence. They then recreate the game from the episode, changing the meaning of a sentence by substituting words. Download or stream the episode using the link below.

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.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Continent coloring sheets: Europe and Asia (PDF)
  • Day 4 Assessment Materials (Optional) (PDF)

Take-home Materials
Super Why’s Super Sentence Worksheet: Campers will pick a new word to put in the Super Why sentence and draw a picture to show its meaning. Woofster’s Doggie Dictionary: Campers will find new words to put into their own Doggie Dictionary! After writing in the word, campers will draw a picture of what it means.
  • 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