Hook young beginning readers with FUN pointers for reading big books or reading the room. This is a series of easy and inexpensive pointer ideas and a way to keep them organized for your kindergarten, first or second grade classroom! Each of these pointer ideas came from a dollar store and has held up for multiple years of daily use. Where do we use such pointers? We use them in our big book literacy center, detective literacy read the room center and behind my easel for teaching.
- Easy and Inexpensive FUN Big Book Pointers (Part 2)
- Easy and Inexpensive FUN Big Book Pointers (Part 3)
Easy and Inexpensive FUN Big Book Pointers
Giant Magnifying Glasses
Giant Magnifying Glasses – These insect exploring giant magnifying glasses are something that have always caught my eye. Remove the insect tweezers and you have a tool that invites reading. My kinders love using these in our big book center to explore print, sight words and punctuation. I love also using one during whole group phonics instruction when we are finding ‘bits’ or word chunks.
What is it about giving a student something in their hands to “use” while reading that helps keep them engaged? This is one of my secret teaching tips to help young readers build stamina, excitement and a love of reading. We make it FUN!
Hand Held Magnifying Glasses
Hand Held Magnifying Glasses – Of course, small hand-held plastic magnifying glasses work great too. I love seeing my kinders finding sight words or even closely looking at details in the artwork! Try to find ones that aren’t ultra cheap in that they actually do magnify… that’ll make the difference for your students.
Now tell me what kinds of pointers do you think make reading fun? If you like what I do here on KindergartenWorks, then be sure to subscribe today. I look forward to sharing ideas with you weekly.
More on Literacy Centers
- Setting Up Literacy Centers
- Poetry Reading Center
- Big Book Center
- Puzzle Visual Discrimination Center
- Puppet Leveled Reading Center
- Playdough Word Work
- Detective – Read and Write the Room
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