Do you have a little one who’s ready to learn to read – but you can’t find a single library book that’s simple enough?
Or maybe you’re a preschool or kindergarten teacher and would love a set of affordable emergent readers for your students.
During my teaching career I struggled to find books for my earliest readers. And when I began to teach my daughter to read I grew frustrated at the lack of emergent readers available to parents.
That’s why I’m excited to offer you a second set of free printable emergent readers!
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This week we’ve been going through lesson two of This Reading Mama’s awesome reading curriculum for preschoolers. I’m loving her ideas!
My Three enjoyed pointing to all the words on the pocket chart. (These printables are from Reading the Alphabet.)
To reinforce the letter sounds we’ve learned so far, he sorted these pictures according to their beginning sound (again,from Reading the Alphabet). This was tricky for him, and he wasn’t interested in doing it for long. On the other hand, this sort of sound sort is way too easy for my Four, who has known all his letter sounds for at least two years. It just goes to show that even kids with the same mom differ in their development — it’s been a fun challenge for me to adjust This Reading Mama’s curriculum to fit the needs of each of my boys.
I wrote our two sight words (a and the) at least 15 times each on sticky notes and put them all over the living room. My Three loved finding them and sorting them into two groups. What great reading practice this was for him! Even if he can’t read the word the all by itself (he has not done this consistently), it was great practice in visual discrimination to sort the words by how they looked.
Finally, to reinforce our new sight word, I created four emergent readers for my Three and Four to read. To get the books to look like the ones in this picture, assemble them this way:
- Cut across the horizontal center.
- Insert one set of pages into the other, paying attention to the page numbers.
- Staple with a long-armed stapler.
This set of books, like my first set which featured the sight word a, is extremely basic. For tips on how to read these books with your brand new reader, visit this post.
What might it sound like when you’re listening to your child read?
Here’s what it sounded like when my Four read this page (from The Pet Shop) to me:
Here’s what it sounded like when my Three read this page (from The Library) to me:
In the download you’ll find
The Pet Store
Get your books here!
And click on the picture to get to my first set of printable emergent readers featuring the sight word “a.”
Be sure to check out my entire sight word reader collection!
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