Wordless Wednesday: Tracking Devices

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yup, I am pretty wordless and voiceless after 9 hours of Parent Teacher Conferences today.  Amen for Wordless Wednesday!  Linking up with the fabulous Miss Decarbo for her Wordless Wednesday Linky.  

This is a picture of one of the many reading "tricks of the trade" I employ.  This is my on-the-go pointer finger for tracking and building fluency.  I pop a paper clip on that index finger and watch the little readers carefully track each and every word on the page.  I have some snazzier ones like the cocktail swords or those glow-in-the-dark pointer fingers for Halloween time, or even the glow-stick bracelets for super special occasions.  I will post the other pictures later this week.  I am just too bone tired to do it tonight.

Okay enough talking from ME... what quick-n-easy strategies do YOU use for tracking and fluency building while reading aloud?


2 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Tracking Devices ”

  1. That's such an easy way, never thought of it! I work with 4,5, and 6 so they typically use their finger because the fun stuff isn't "cool." However, I have a few that track with different things!


  2. That is awesome! I have little googley eye finger puppets that my kids use sometimes. I start with just using their finger, but over the next few months I'll introduce some fun different pointers to keep them focused, like cardboard magic wands and chopsticks.

    Luck's Little Learners