I always keep creepy witch fingers in my reading toolbox. Kids LOVE to use them to point to words, which improves their visual tracking, focus, and enjoyment of guided reading and intervention sessions. ⠀
When children are learning to read, it is important they point to each word. It strengthens their eye muscles (trains the eye to track from left to right) and is essential for accurate phonological processing of words and sentences. As children become stronger readers, they will phase out of pointing to each word in order to increase their fluency. ⠀
Do you use props when teaching reading? I find props get my students very excited and engaged, which means way more quality learning (in my opinion)!