Looking for books to help kids learn simple sight words? Try these!
Have you seen my original set of sight word books? Those popular books teach 26 simple sight words with 26 sets of themed emergent readers. I credit those books with helping my oldest two boys learn to read.
I created them because it bothered me that it was so expensive to purchase simple sight word books. And apparently other people think so too, since my page of free emergent readers received over 250,000 visits last year.
It’s now time to teach my third son to read. From the beginning, I knew I needed a different tactic than the one I used with my older two boys. My third little guy takes a little more time to learn early reading concepts.
Now it’s time for sight words! But I can tell that the pace of my original set of sight word books is going to be too fast for him. So I created a set of simple sight word books. They’ll teach the same words, but go at a much slower pace.
I hope you can use them too!
He also circled all the “a’s” on this printable.
I like that Reading the Alphabet comes with simple handwriting printables. He enjoyed this letter T page.
Lesson 1 of Reading the Alphabet focuses on the word “a” and the sound of letter t. This book is part of the lesson.
I really love these pages! I cut apart the sentence and tell my Four what sentence to build. Using what he knows about beginning sounds, he’s able to build the sentence pretty easily. I help him read it back.
I like to have him illustrate the pages, but he didn’t want to attempt a turtle. So I drew it. (And now you see why I purchase clip art!)
This is the last Reading the Alphabet activity we did. It’s a simple rhyming page.
And here’s what you’re here for! It’s one of the four free books in the download at the end of this post. (The download has color books, but for this lesson I printed these black and white books that you can get in the bundle pack).
I call these my Simple Sight Word Readers because they’ll only ask kids to use sight words and picture clues to figure out the words.
When my son gets stuck on a word, he refers to the first letter and uses the picture as a clue.
You may have noticed that each book in the set has a separate theme. They all feature the word “a,” but in the download you’ll find:
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.
Want the whole set – in both color and black and white?
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