Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A Cool Find for 1:1 correspondence in K&1
If you have taught emergent readers you are familiar with the difficulty in (tracking) keeping the child's 1:1 correspondence between the print and spoken word. I believe this is a developmental issue that cannot be taught. It can however be reinforced. I found a great new 'toy' for reinforcing it this week while shopping at what I call the 'crap' store in Kansas City. The store is actually US Toy and they stock aisles and aisles of useless party favors, decorations and other 'crap'. My find, however, proved to be quite useful this week in my small emergent reading groups. I found a dozen creepy hairy fingers that my emergent readers can put on their own fingers and use as pointers. They proved to be quite a hit with my emergent readers. I'll post pictures of them being used later this week.
Posted by Kitty Ward at 4:15 PM