It’s another set of free emergent readers! This week I’m sharing fairy tale books for beginning readers.
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Recently I finished 26 sets of sight word books. Each set was designed to correlate with a lesson of This Reading Mama’s Reading the Alphabet, a fabulous (and oh, so affordable) preschool reading curriculum.
I packed up all 26 sets into just a few tidy downloads, added a bonus set and organizers, and put them in my shop. You can get them here.
But I’ve gotten requests for more books! So on we go. 🙂
This next set is my second set of fairy tale books. The first set is much simpler, as it was only our fifth set of books. This is set 27! Woo hoo!
This set includes books for four fairy tales: The Little Red Hen, The 3 Little Pigs, The Billy Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
My challenge in creating these books is finding a theme that lends itself to the featured word. For example, when the new sight word was “go,” it made sense to create a transportation themed set.
Now that we’ve moved past Reading the Alphabet, each of these sets is designed to fit in between my Phonics Books sets. Since we’re moving at a little quicker pace, the sight word books may feature more than one word. This set features three: she, him, and her.
I work hard to write stories that make sense and are interesting… while using limited vocabulary. That’s the tricky part! Usually I limit the books to sight words and phonics patterns we’ve already learned. I also expect children to use picture clues or context clues for some words.
In the above picture you see:
- previously learned sight words: see, the, little, can
- words to figure out with phonics knowledge: nap, run
- words to figure out with picture clues: Goldilocks, bears
You’ll notice that none of the new sight words (she, him, her) are on these particular pages. I don’t like to force them.
On these pages you see:
- previously learned sight words: can, the, big, down, not, he, is
- words to figure out with phonics knowledge: bad, brick, mad
- words to figure out with picture clues: blow, house, wolf
My Four (almost five) did really well with these, getting stuck just a few times. I think you’re going to love them!
Get your free fairy tale 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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