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Obama Elementary School Students Have Fun Reading With Finger Lights


Posted Date: 11/17/2021

Obama Elementary School Students Have Fun Reading With Finger Lights

Fossils are a fascinating topic to learn about, but reading in that content area sometimes is a bit of a challenge regardless of how exciting and engaging the subject is. Students in Mrs. Brown’s science class had the opportunity to make their three repeated readings of “Ferocious Fossil Facts” a little more exciting by using these cool finger lights. 

After receiving a finger light and turning the lights down, students completed their first read by skimming and scanning the text for repeating words to help them understand the main idea of the text, tracking their reading with their finger lights. During the second read, students could use their finger light to track the text while they read through the text. Students could follow the text with their finger light while Mrs. Brown was reading and make any annotation marks in the text in the final read. 

A complicated process, however extremely important, made a little more engaging when reading by ‘finger light!’ You should try it sometime!