Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Word pointers-A simple device to support emerging readers

Reading ca, that will assist your little one when developing reading skills.

Last year Sapphire's resource teacher sent home a set of these to assist her when reading. 

  (Halloween is just around the corner so grab some while you can)



Sapphire found it much easier to isolate words in a sentence when wearing a plastic witch fingers.   She hardly ever lost her place in a sentence and it made reading much more fun for her.  A simple assistive device like this can improve your child's reading skills.  Thanks Mrs S. for this wonderful idea.



We love using Word Pointers so much that we decided to make our own.  Here are a few examples of our homemade Word Pointers

I would love to hear witch (halloween on the brain) which strategies you use to prevent your little one from becoming a reluctant reader.
Does anyone have any creative ideas for learning sight words?  I'm struggling with sparking Opal's interest when it comes to memorizing his sight words. 

Cheers,

22 comments:

The Teacher's Wife said...

Wow- what an awesome idea!! Can I post this on my blog & refer back to you?? LOVE the blog- and especially the header-super cute! follow you back from blog hop- i've put you on my favorites bc I cant wait to have time to come back & check everything out! :) (just squeezing in a quick check on the blog during making dinner-LOL)- Crystal www.survivingateacherssalary.blogspot.com

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Cute idea!!! It's amazing the effect of something that simple will have.

Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner ~ I'm following back!

Dear Piper said...

Hey Girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I do take all my photos! It's my job :)

A GREAT resource if your just starting is
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They have tutorials, resources and photo contest each week! Definitely check it out! :)
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RE - Pod313 Tech Tips said...

Hey CrystalC, it's Me RE from Pod313 tech tips stopping by to say hi. love those finger pointers. those are wonderful for folks with Dyslexia too - speaking personally. sometimes you need a helper to get you where you want to go. kinda like these blog hops. Thanks for the visit, I followed and I'm looking forward to seeing your face too. cheers my new friend. obtw, this is a really cute blog.

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Thanks for the tips!

I just found your blog through one of the Wednesday blog hops! Have a great night.

Amanda
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Just Married with Coupons said...

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Hanna said...

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AirForceWife1978 said...

LOVE your blog. I am following you back :) Thanks for following me :)

Dawn @ Life Unscripted said...

Cute Idea! I might have to try this for my daughter!

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Karen McNeil said...

wow. You continue to amaze me with you ideas and energy. Thanks for the book I have been trying it with Danielle who is SK. this year. She already knows her alaphabet but it is always good to reinforce these early concepts and sounds for reading. Karen McNeil

Jen B said...

I love this. Kids love to use the BIG pointer on the blackboard. Maybe have a big pointer and some big books-- might get some kids reading.
Anything that works!

Annette said...

Hi Crystal, It's so nice to meet you. I'm following you back from the Wed. blog hop. What great ideas to help your little one to read. It makes reading so much more fun. Now that I think about it, witch fingernails makes anything more fun! Have a great day!

polwig said...

These are all so wonderful and creative... love the mouthy one :)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

What a cute idea! :)
New follower from Friday blog hops.
I would love to have you stop by and follow back!

Happy Friday/weekend!

B

Ava said...

love the name of your blog!

www.retrohousewiferemix.blogspot.com

Jessi S. said...

Wow, what a great idea. I feel like there are so many little things I have to learn about raising kids.

Thanks for the follow, returning the favor. :)

JIll said...

I am stoping by to follow you back. As a reading teacher I use word pointers with my students all the time. In fact I have the finger ones. In my classroom I also have drop and find a buddy. Where the students find their favorite stuff animal to Practice readig to. Then they get to come read to me. I got the idea from a teacher who used her dogs in the classroom. It worked wonders since animals are not judgeing of reading ability. Since I could not bring animals in the school I switch to stuff animals.

Haupi said...

Can't hurt to try and they must have worked for somebody and they are attention getting that's for sure. Great share. Hi, I'm here from the blog hop and your newest follower. I hope you come visit and follow my blog too. I'd like it if we were blogging pals. Smiles.

Meg said...

What a great idea I'm going to ahve to try that!

I found your blog via Follow Friday and would love if you could follow me back!
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Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

A Seusstastic Idea! Thanks for sharing. This will work great for my 6 yr old who tries to skip hard words. Found you on Today's Creative Craft Link. I'm now following you. Come check out www.obSEUSSed.com

Sassy Sites! said...

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