Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guided Reading

Here are a couple of tools to keep my kiddos interested in their reading group!  What's your trick? Please share your ideas

Magic reading glasses-  
These cheapies from Wal-Mart are just sunglasses with the lenses popped out. I think I paid $1.99 for 5 of them.





Witch Finger pointers- My teammate gave me these, but you can find them here for cheap!


 Googly eye popscicle stick- This item won't break the bank, but will keep your low readers on top of their one-to -one correspondence. 

10 comments:

Elisabeth said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these ideas!! You are sooo creative!! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Samuelson said...

My girls like to use the popsicle sticks with a fake fingernail on the end. You can find them at the Dollar Tree. They like to keep their finger on the words with the different colors of nails.

I also have them use the green cup sticks from Starbucks....the ones they put in your drink in the drive thru to keep it from spilling on you...

Thanks for sharing!

Fuel the Brain said...

My kids love whisper phones. You can make them out of PVC pipes. When the students are whisper reading, it gives them good auditory feedback.

Lindsey W said...

I kids love my whisper phones to read to themselves. We also use mini magnidoodle boards found at target in the kids section ($1.50) to practice letter sounds. I always give them a stamp on the hand or a sticker after book club to celebrate their hard work!
http://www.whytewater.blogspot.com/

Rachelle said...

I love Whisper phones too....but they hurt my kiddos ears and they are hard to maneuver! Any tips?

Erin Eberhart said...

I use the popcicle sticks with the google eyes on the end but write "EYE" can read! on them.

Also...if you can find bubble wands...they are fun! The kiddos can use them to point or just use it to single out a word by centering the word inside the circle of the wand.

Spacemans are great....we use him for spacing during writing but also for pointing during reading. You can find him here: http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/search.do?query=spaceman

And lastly....bugles are great. (The ones you eat?) They fit snug on their little fingers and after they've successfully read...they can enjoy them as a snack!! :)
Erin
http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/

Hadar said...

Check out my post on Radio Reading and Highlighter Sticks! They have truly engaged my little readers! :)

http://outfittedandinspired.blogspot.com/2011/01/radio-reading.html

Langston's Learners said...

Whisper phones are great! My favorite are mini word swatters. Many of us use the large word swatters, but the mini ones are great for guided reading. I purchased them at a conference a few years ago. I wish I could find a link to them. They are basically mini fly swatters. As we are taking a picture walk, I ask students to find words I believe will be challenging.

KindergartenWorks said...

Something I used last year was mini pen-flashlights (like on a keychain). These worked really well with my students who needed additional *focus* b/c the light really focused their eyes as the flashed it from word to word, and pushing the button to turn it on really helped focus their bodies allowing their minds to simply focus on the reading!
-Leslie
www.kindergartenworks.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I use chop sticks as pointer fingers. You can get a pack of ten at the dollar store for $1.00.

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