On this site you’ll find information, instructions, and supporting materials for the SUPER WHY Reading Camps, Weeks 1, 2 and 3. The materials are organized so that you can access them in the way that best suits your needs. For example, you can download the Reading Camp curriculum for an entire week, or day-by-day. You can also find the activities from the Reading Camps organized by specific literacy skill focus, under the name of the SUPER WHY character that teaches that skill. Use the links below to find what you need.

ONLINE TUTORIAL
Get ready for camp! Learn preparation and teaching strategies that will help make your SUPER WHY Reading Camps a success. The tutorial features a narrated slideshow, informative text, and helpful “teacher-to-teacher” tips from veteran SUPER WHY Reading Camps leaders. Once you’re done, there’s a test activity where you can try out your new skills.

CAMP SUPPLIES
Review this list carefully and confirm that your Reading Camp site will have all the necessary equipment on hand. Note which camp materials you already have and which you will need to order. Be sure to place your orders several weeks before the first day of your Reading Camp. Note that all PDF materials are provided on this site; you will need to gather and/or purchase all non-PDF materials.

READING CAMP CURRICULUM
In this section you’ll find the complete curriculum content for Reading Camp Weeks 1, 2 and 3. Access the Reading Camp curriculum for a whole week, for each day, or by each activity.

READING CAMP ACTIVITIES
In this section you’ll find all the Reading Camps curriculum activities organized by the SUPER WHY characters: Alpha Pig for letter identification, Wonder Red for rhyming and word families, Princess Presto for letter sounds and spelling, and Super Why for vocabulary and reading comprehension.

TAKE HOME MATERIALS
Help children continue the learning beyond the camp day. Here are the take-home worksheets from the curriculum, gathered together in one place to help you quickly find what you need.

PARENT MATERIALS
Family participation is key to kids’ reading success. For convenience, this section offers the full set of SUPER WHY Reading Camps Parent Materials for you to print out and send home. All parent materials are available in English and Spanish. These Parent Materials can also be found within each Reading Camp curriculum, at point of use.

VIDEOS AND MUSIC
The SUPER WHY episodes, video clips, and music are an essential part of each Reading Camp day. In this section, you’ll find links to all the media needed during the SUPER WHY Reading Camps weeks. You will also find PDFs with lyrics to all the songs.

ASSESSMENT AND SURVEY
This section provides forms you can use to assess campers’ progress through pre-interviews (before the Reading Camp begins) and post-interviews (at the end of each Reading Camp day). You can also use the provided questionnaire to get feedback from families about their children’s experience at Reading Camp. Please note that these documents are provided for your convenience and their use is not required.

COSTUME RENTAL AND STANDEE ART
Celebrate the end of camp with a visit from one of the SUPER WHY characters, or set up a Super Reader “standee” that campers can take a picture with. Here you’ll find information about renting SUPER WHY costume characters and links to standee art files for Super Why, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and Alpha Pig.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents