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I have to say that my emergent readers are the printables which I am the most excited to share! Free emergent readers are hard to find – and affordable ones for purchase are just as hard to locate. I’m creating a series of free printable emergent readers to help you teach your brand new reader (preschool-grade 1) learn to read.
I’m using these readers alongside the fantastic Reading the Alphabet, a preschool reading curriculum from This Reading Mama. Lesson 3 focuses on the letter “P” and the sight word “the.”
I printed these sentences and pictures from This Reading Mama’s Lesson 3. I had all three of my kids help put the words on the pocket chart. My Four found the word “see” (a word he already knows), my Three found the word “the” (which he’s learned after a few weeks of my calling attention to it), and my Six (a fluent reader) found each word to match the pictures. Then the kids took turns reading the chart using our homemade pointers.
This Reading Mama has a free emergent reader with each of her lessons. To build on that, I created four additional readers which focus on the sight words “the” (from Lesson Two) and “see.”
Here is a sample page from “Traffic.” Each book follows the same general pattern, with a surprise page at the end.
Encourage your child to read according to his ability. My Three recognizes “the” (on Sunday he was finding it in the church bulletin!), and he is just starting to get that each word you say matches a word in print. However, he’s not completely there. At this point I’m happy that he’s recognizing a few words, using picture cues, and reading a book from front to back. When he read this page as “See the balloon,” I didn’t correct him. However, I knew my Four was capable of more — as you can see from our dialogue above.
In this case, my Four was stuck on the word “semi.” I know that sounding out that word is beyond him, so instead I had him use his prior knowledge. On a recent road trip, we talked about the semi trucks we saw on the highway — that they have a long trailer attached to them. I knew with a hint and the first sound as a clue, he’d be able to get it.
In the download you will receive:
- The Sky
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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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