It’s time for another free set of sight word books! Since Easter is just around the corner, today I’m sharing free Easter emergent readers.
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If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve been teaching my Three and Five to read using the excellent curriculum, Reading the Alphabet. You can get it all for FREE by clicking on each individual lesson, or download the entire thing to your computer for just $10. I’ve got to say that having it all at my fingertips is quite nice!
This week’s new sight word is “am.” My Three read the emergent reader that came with Reading the Alphabet, Lesson 21.
We used pictures from the lesson to practice finding the number of syllables in words. He was able to clap them with no trouble. Then I had him push up a color tile as he said each syllable. This was a bit more challenging.
My Five’s reading has really picked up. The Reading the Alphabet lessons are too easy for him, but he still enjoys doing some of the activities, like this word search for the word “am.”
Along with Reading the Alphabet, I create my own materials to review sight words and practice sounding out words. My Three enjoyed this Easter Egg file folder game to review the sight words we’ve learned so far. Get your free copy by visiting this post.
I love this brilliant sight word activity from Kids Activities Blog! I wrote sight words on post-it notes and created sentences with them — using a toy in place of a word. Here are some sentences I made:
- The (toy) is big.
- The (toy) is not big.
- Look at my (toy).
- The (toy) is for you.
- The (toy) is not for you.
- The (toy) is for you and me.
The possibilities are endless!
My Three is ready to learn to sound out words, but this skill is a tough one! Because it’s quite challenging (and he’s so young), we only attempt it once or twice a week, for a couple of minutes each time. The last thing I want to do is turn him off to reading! I was excited to find this great idea and free printable over at HeidiSongs Blog.
I wrote each letter of a three-letter-word in a box. Then my Three said the sound of each letter, pushing up a color tile as he did so. We pushed the tiles together as he blended the sounds together. Because he can read and spell “pop,” I started with that and used only short o words.
It sounded like this…
My Three: /c/ /o/ /t/. Cop!
Me: Try it again. Say the sounds in order.
My Three: /c/ /o/ /t/. Ot.
Me: Yes, it’s the “ot” family. Put the first sound on.
My Three: Cot!
After a few more tries he was getting the words more quickly. Progress!
I created these emergent readers to teach the sight word “am” and review other sight words we’ve learned. The books are more challenging than the readers that come with Reading the Alphabet, so they are more appropriate for my Five. If you are using these readers in a public school you should note that one of the books is Christian. (It would be a great keepsake for Sunday School kids!)
My Five zips right through these. I look forward to the day when my Three is ready to read these books which require more phonics knowledge than the earlier sets.
This set of books contains:
- Jesus Rose on Easter
- Easter Eggs
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Easter Treats
Get your free books HERE.
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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