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It’s time for set 14 of my Emergent Reader collection! I can hardly believe it — that means I’ve already shared 52 free books! The great thing about them is that they start easy and get harder… so if you start with the first set and do some of the corresponding activities in This Reading Mama’s Reading the Alphabet, you’ll have your beginning reader on a steady path to becoming a fluent one.
Here are my previously published sets:
- Set 1: Animals (sight word a)
- Set 2: Places (sight word the)
- Set 3: Transportation (sight word see)
- Set 4: Community Helpers (sight word I)
- Set 5: Fairy Tales (sight word look)
- Set 6: Summer (sight word at)
- Set 7: Back to School (sight word my)
- Set 8: Fall (sight word can)
- Set 9: Monsters (sight word you)
- Set 10: Patriotic (sight word it)
- Set 11: Thanksgiving (sight word for
- Set 12: Christmas (sight word big)
- Set 13: Winter (sight word and)
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I do activities from Reading the Alphabet with my boys (ages 3 1/2 and 5) along with the emergent readers. In fact, my readers have gotten too challenging for my Three, so he does the simpler readers in Reading the Alphabet alongside emergent readers from my earlier collections.
Even though my Five knows all the sight words from Reading the Alphabet, he wanted to do this sight word maze that comes with the curriculum.
To challenge him more, I used this activity I found at I Can Teach My Child. I printed the roll a sight word game board and the word lists. He rolled the die and copied words with the correct number of letters in each row. I helped him read the words that he wasn’t sure of. He loved this and made sure every word from the first word list ended up on his paper!
My Five also completed this print awareness activity. He loves to draw and solve puzzles, after I cut the words apart he loves to create the sentence and illustrate it. This isn’t exactly his most superior work of art. 🙂
My Three is a very beginning reader and not yet sounding out words. So I keep it simple with him and focus on the sight words he knows. This is another idea from I Can Teach My Child: Simple Sight Word Bingo. I created these simple board games using words we’ve already learned in Reading the Alphabet. He covered them with power magnets on a baking sheet. Rather than get 3 in a row, his goal was to cover the whole board as I called out the words.
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My Three loves to cut and paste – so he enjoys these rhyming activity pages from Reading the Alphabet.
My later emergent readers are too hard for my Three, but he does great with the Reading the Alphabet emergent readers. Here’s the latest one.
After reading the book together, I had him recreate the sentences in our pocket chart. He has always been resistant to this activity, letting his big brother do the work — but the light has clicked and he’s finally ready for it (3 years, 8 months)!
Finally, he grabbed a wooden dowel and read each sentence on the pocket chart.
This time I skipped the pocket chart with my Five and moved right to my newest set of emergent readers. He was able to read them with very little difficulty. I’m guessing that my Three will be ready for them somewhere around age 4 1/2. We’ll see!
And here they are!
In the download you will receive
- I Can Exercise
- My Five Senses
- My Hair
- I Can Play
How to assemble:
(for a video tutorial, see this page)
- 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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