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Point and Read


I ask my young readers to point to the words when they read. This helps them attend to the print and really read. To help my children remember to 'point and read' during their guided reading groups, I have them put on a plastic finger with a red fingernail. Stores sell these witches' fingers around Halloween time. The plastic fingers come in a variety of colors and the children love to put them on their pointer fingers and then 'point and read'. Sometimes I put happy face stickers on their pointer fingers and other times we point with chop sticks and coffee stirrers.

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