Today I’m sharing a set of free weather emergent readers!
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Have you seen my sight word reader collection? I”ve shared eighty free books at last count, and today I’m sharing another set!
I’ve created these printable books to use alongside the wonderful Reading the Alphabet preschool reading curriculum from This Reading Mama. My little books are designed to use with children from preschool through first grade.
After taking a break over the summer, we picked up where we left off with Lesson 26 of Reading the Alphabet. I pick and choose which parts of the curriculum to use with my boys. Since my older preschooler is now a kindergartner (and reading fluently at about a second grade level), I am now using the curriculum with just my Four.
My four did this sight word maze for practice recognizing the new sight word, “we.” Just after I snapped this picture he started connecting all the word and then started scribbling each one out. (Sigh.) So as he scribbled I asked him to read the words as he crossed them out.
After a summer “off,” he still remembered all the words!
I love these print awareness activities from Reading the Alphabet! Each lesson has a printable sentence. I cut apart the words and mixed them up. Then I said the sentence very slowly to my Four. He found each word as I stated it and glued it down to make a sentence.
Obviously he does not know the word “watermelon” in isolation, but using cues like the /w/ sound at the beginning – plus the fact that it looks and sounds like a long word, helped him find it.
Reading the Alphabet also has a few math connections in each lesson. This number recognition page was created to go along with the week’s letter; W is for watermelon. My Four has gotten very good at recognizing the numbers 11 and 12 from playing Sorry with his older siblings. We need some work on recognizing numbers 13-19, though!
Weather emergent readers
After our Reading the Alphabet lessons, I introduced my newest set of emergent readers. I am at unique position with these. When I created them, they were for both my preschoolers. As the books got harder, they were just right for my older preschooler but much too hard for my younger one.
Now my older son is reading fluently and these are much too easy, but these later books are too hard for my Four. So instead of having him read the books alone, I held the book and read aloud. He joined in on the words he knew. I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did!
Here’s a sample page. This is what it sounded like when my Four was reading it for the first time.
“It is too hot to ….”
“We can eat …”
“What’s in the picture?”
“Good job! Do you see the word ‘pop’ in there?”
(giggling) “Yeah! POPsicles!”
Since my little guy is just over four and doesn’t have a lot of usable phonics knowledge yet, I gave him a lot of support. For someone farther along, however, it might sound more like this:
“It is too hot to ….”
“Hmm. What would make sense? Use the first letter to help you. It is too hot to /p/…”
“Play! We can…”
“Do you know what sound ‘ea’ can make? It can say ‘ee.'”
“Eeet. We can eat…”
“Use the picture to help you.”
Print these free emergent readers to use at home or in the classroom!
- 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.
Check out the rest of my sight word reader collection!
Did you know that you can get the entire collection in just two downloads?
You might like this set, too. It teaches the same words but also includes books in black and white!
You’ll also love our weather theme pack!
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