Submitted by 5th grade ELA and kindergarten teachers. This project will bring 5th grade students and kindergarten students together to build knowledge and connections across Whittemore. As fifth grade students prepare to share texts with the kindergartners, they will build their own reading fluency and comprehension of the texts. Additionally, they will expose the younger students to new vocabulary and build prior knowledge as the pairs meaningfully discuss the texts. This will benefit all students, especially students in both grades who are learning English.