My number one goal as a kindergarten teacher is to have each child develop a love of reading and self confidence. In my classroom we have shared reading, read aloud, reader's workshop, and guided reading. That's a lot of time spent reading! Here are some things you can do to promote reading in your classroom.
I use the word helpers created by Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade. My class met Fly Eye on Friday. Fly Eye reminds them to look at the picture clues to decode tricky words. We practiced this strategy using an emergent reader written by Deanna Jump.
Here are some of the things I use to get my students excited about reading.
When I'm wearing my princess crown no one can come up and ask me questions. It works wonders and my small group time is uninterrupted.
Each child gets a whisper phone to whisper read to themselves.
They each get to wear a witch finger to help them track the words they read.
Mini pointers also help kids track words.
How do you promote reading? Scroll below for more ideas.