It’s time for another set of free emergent readers! This week we’re sharing a pet-themed set.
This set of four books is the newest in our sight word reader collection. With the addition of these books you can download a total of 132 free books!
Each book introduces one or more new sight words. This set teaches the words does and play.
Some of the books are simpler, like this one. Picture clues and a knowledge of beginning sounds will help your child with unfamiliar words (like “fetch” in the above photo).
This book is a little more challenging, as you can see on the left side. Your child will need to use phonics and background knowledge to figure out the words ball, catch, and chase.
My Five (a kindergartner) is a solid beginning reader, and made only one mistake while reading all four of these books. Even though my sight words books are too easy for him, he graciously reads them for me and poses for pictures anyway. 🙂
Children who are at the right level for these books will occasionally get stuck on a word or read one incorrectly. What should you do?
Things to say when your child reads is stuck or reads a word incorrectly
1. First, say nothing. See if your child catches the mistake and comes back to it. If he’s stuck, see if he can solve it himself.
2. “Look at the picture.” (if that would help)
3. “What would make sense?”
4. “Read the first part of the word.” or “Find a chunk you know.”
5. “Read to the end of the sentence and then come back. See what would make sense.”
What if your child doesn’t have enough phonics knowledge to figure out the hard words?
Be sure to check my phonics activities page for games that will reinforce particular patterns. As of this posting I have many games and activities for teaching kids to read short vowel words (CVC words), r-controlled vowel words (ar, er, ir, ur, or), and some long vowel word games.
Also take a peek at my free phonics books, which offer focused practice on particular patterns while incorporating the sight words your child has learned in this series.
Enjoy our newest set!
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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Teach the same sight words with this simpler set.
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