Friday, January 27, 2012

Reading with Monster Fingers?!

Today, as I was sorting through Miss M's goodies,  I came across these awesome monster finger pointers that our class uses during guided reading centers.What a great idea!  Anything to keep the kids engaged and interested!

(I of course had to try the monster fingers on!!!!)

Inspired by our monster fingers, I decided to find some other items you could use as props to keep the kiddos interested in reading during centers or to assist in word tracking. Here is what I found:

 From Tunstall's Tidbits blog:
 This tracker is a Popsicle stick with googly eyes!

How about a fake nail on a Popsicle stick?

 "Magic" reading glasses anyone?

From Lesson Plan SOS Blog:
These kiddos put on a fancy headset and they feel like superstars!(Headsets are from WalMart and cost $2.00!)

From Primary Graffiti's Blog:
Encourage students to read to self with whisper phones!(This blog has a very thorough tutorial on how to make your own whisper phones for very little money).

What does your classroom do to keep the kiddos engaged during guided reading?


  1. Yeah!! Congratulations on your award!!! I will definitely add you to my "New Blog On the Block" blog roll! Thanks for letting me know about your cute blog! Looks fantastic! Keep up the great work!!

    Teaching First

  2. I like those fancy headsets! I'm your newest follower. :)
    Conversations in Literacy


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