Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reading Pointers

During on of my favorite training sessions for AmeriCorps, Kathryn Starke, a reading specialist for the City of Richmond, shared some of the many ways she engages her students during reading interventions. One of the many tricks I took away from her training session was the use of props. She explained that she uses props like witch fingers and superhero masks during her interventions to get her students excited about reading. 

Taking her advice, I decided to create my own reading pointers for my students. I found great templates for reading pointers on TeachersPayTeachers. One teacher made her "Read Along Pointers" free and included new templates for each month of the year. Here is the link.


I recommend that if you make these, laminate the pointers and use hot glue. Originally, I did not laminate the pointers and they were destroyed within a week.  

I found that by using these, my students are more likely to follow along while reading and are more excited about reading portion of the intervention. 

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