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.
  • Sentence word cards (PDF)
  • Super Why Video Clip (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.
  • 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