accelerated reader early readerVoice-Print Match

Voice-Print matching is a milestone in learning to read. When a child is just beginning to read, they point to each individual word with their finger as they read it. It helps early readers establish a one-to-one correspondence. Finger-voice-print matching is motor movement and slower than the fast, automatic visual processing that is required for fluent reading. As students get older, finger pointing is replaced with students being able to visually track the words without using their fingers.



Fountas, Irene C. and Pinnell, Gay Su. Guided Reading- Good First Teaching for All Children. Heinemann, 1996.