Tracking When Reading

Today my reading group got the chance to use our special reading fingers.

It is very important for beginning readers to track (point to) words as they read. This skills helps students’ brains link spoken form and written form and allows them to check for errors while reading. When reading at home, please encourage your child to point to each word as it is read aloud. If your child is resisting this strategy, try using costume fingers (found easily at this time of year) or decorate a Popsicle stick and use it as a reading pointer – this will raise the “fun factor” for sure!


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