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A creative and hands-on lesson to help students understand that their finger is a tool to help them to read.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:K
Lesson from Cleverbean

One-To-One - Reading Finger

Learning Intention: Track words as we read and show one-to-one correspondence.

A creative and hands-on lesson to help students understand that their finger is a tool to help them to read.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: K

One-To-One - Reading Finger

Learning Intention: Track words as we read and show one-to-one correspondence.

What you'll need

  • Craft materials eg. paddle pop sticks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, sticky dots, etc.
  • Big book
  • A selection of other familiar texts
Curriculum

Foundation - ACELY1649

Success criteria

  • I can create a tool to help me read
  • I can track words as I read
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Begin the lesson by revising what students have achieved so far. Recap: to learn to read, we have looked at a book, talked about how we read and counted the words on a page to help us match the text to spoken words. We’ve read ‘objects’, demonstrated one-to-one through play and now we want to learn how to read books.

  2. Explain to students that to help us learn to read, it can be helpful to use a finger to touch the words as we read them.

  3. Introduce a prop (eg. paddle pop stick, pointer etc), explaining that you will use it as a reading finger to keep track of the words as you read.

  4. Read a big book with minimal and predictable text such as ‘Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes’ by Eric Litwin. Consolidate previous learning by confirming, Where do I start reading? Remind students that we read left to right.