Today I’m sharing a set of four free Spring emergent readers!
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Have you been following along with us? Quite some time ago, I began using This Reading Mama’s fabulous Reading the Alphabet preschool curriculum with my two older boys. When we began, my older son was 4. My younger son was almost 3.
Yeah, I don’t think 2-year-olds need to learn how to read. But my Two wanted to be part of the fun, so I adjusted the curriculum and let him do what he was able to.
Since that time, my older son’s reading completely took off. With Reading the Alphabet as a foundation, and lots of additional phonics printables from my site, he became a reader right around age 5. When he entered kindergarten (at almost 6), he was a fluent reader.
That brings me to my second son, now four (five next month).
I love Reading the Alphabet so much that I’ve created a set of four additional emergent readers to go with each lesson. My second son could read the first few sets I created, but then he stalled. He was only three at the time, and he simply wasn’t ready to use phonics knowledge to figure out harder words.
We took a very relaxed approach to the whole thing. At one point we took several months off.
But after diving back in a couple of months ago, his reading has taken off! This Reading Mama’s free Rhyming Word Blackout helped him break the “sound it out code.” Hurray!
I created this big set of CVC follow-the-path games, only to find out he didn’t really need the practice. 🙂
He can spell the words too! We had so much fun with this freebie from Life Over C’s. Build the words on the apple tree! Love it!
Blends are still a challenge for him, so we included them as we adapted this free game from Mom Inspired Life. We’ll keep working on them!
In the meantime, we’ve been reading a lot of leveled readers using our membership at Reading A-Z (he’s on level B). He’s also been reviewing my sight word books and practicing sets 1-5 of my collection of phonics books.
Sounds like we’re really busy, huh?
Don’t let the pictures fool you. We go many days without any reading practice at all. A typical week has less than a total hour of practice. We’re keeping it light – and it’s working!
This is our very last set of books that line up with Reading the Alphabet. They feature the sight word “he.”
Because I’m releasing these in April, I created another set of Spring readers. We hope you enjoy them!
Included in the download are:
- Spring Flowers
- Bug Hunting
- Spring Fun
- St. Patrick’s Day
Get your free spring 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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