Today I’m sharing a set of free transportation sight word readers.
What are my sight word readers?
- They’re free printable books that you can use to help your child or students learn to read.
- Each set of four books is created around a particular theme. You can see all 20 themes here.
- The sets begin very simple and gradually get more difficult.
- Each set introduces a new sight word. This set’s new word is “go.”
Who should read my sight word readers?
- These books are designed for very early readers ages 3-6.
- For the early sets, children need to know the difference between a letter and word, know their alphabet and some sounds, and match spoken words with print.
- Now that we’re on set 20, children should have a small sight word vocabulary, know all their letter sounds, and be able to use what they know about phonics to figure out unknown words. They should also be able to use picture and context clues to figure out the more challenging words.
What do the sight word readers look like?
This graphic lets you see all six pages of the book Trucks Can Go.
- The books often have repeating text. (In this case, “the _____ can go.”)
- The pictures are bright and simple.
- The pictures are clues to help children figure out unknown words.
- There are just 1-2 sentences per page.
- The text is large and clear.
How can you help your child read one of my sight word readers?
- Give prompts to help.
- Use the picture to help you.
- Does the first letter of that word match what you said?
- Did that sound right?
- Skip to the end of the sentence and come back to that word.
- Acknowledge what he or she does well.
- That was a tough word, but you figured it out by using the picture. Good for you!
- That didn’t make sense, but you went back to fix it. Great job!
- Encourage your child to use more advanced reading knowledge as he or she is able.
- Are you stuck? Try the first chunk of that word.
- Do you see the “s” at the end of the word? Try saying it again.
- Sometimes if you’re stuck it helps to start back at the beginning of the sentence.
- That sentence ends with an exclamation point. Show me how it sounds when you read that.
How do you assemble my sight word readers?
This video will tell you everything you need to know. Or just follow these instructions:
- Cut across the horizontal center of each page.
- Insert one set of pages into the other, paying attention to the page numbers.
- Staple with a long-armed stapler.
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