Reading with Pointers: A Celebrate Literacy Week Activity

Celebrate Literacy Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire Florida’s students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.

To celebrate it this year, the Division of Early Education has created several activities around the book The Little Butterfly That Could.

The Little Butterfly that Could


During small groups, you may use finger pointers to teach children concepts of print. Children can use finger pointers, a pointer stick, or a popsicle stick for this activity.
First, read a book about caterpillars or butterflies and model pointing to each word as you read from left to right.
Next, give each child their pointer to point to each word with you as you read moving from left to right and top to bottom. Talk about spaces and how they separate each word.
As you read, you may also point out and discuss the different punctuation marks and what they mean.