Partner reading sessions are very popluar at Birches. The whole school comes together in partner groups of younger and older students. The older readers must learn to speak confidently and articulate as they read to their partners. The younger students either listen intently, or, if they are already readers, have a chance to read to their older partners. As the year goes on, more and more younger students will become readers, sharing their own books (and voices) with their partners.