Today I’m sharing my newest set of emergent readers – Fall sight word books!
I love teaching my kids to read. Alongside the fabulous preschool reading curriculum, Reading the Alphabet, I’ve created my own sets of themed sight word books. Each set of books features one or more new sight words.
This week we’re on set 31!
You might remember my first set of Fall books. I’ve been sharing these books so long that we’ve reached our third autumn!
This set of books features the sight words “put” and “into.” I incorporate the new words as much as possible, but I try not to force them. Instead, the books have interesting text supported by colorful pictures.
By this point in his or her reading journey, your child should be able to use sight word knowledge, picture clues, phonics knowledge, and context clues to read the text in my newest set of books.
In this set of books you’ll find four readers:
- Fall Jobs
- Owls in Fall
- Johnny Appleseed
- Christopher Columbus
I had to think for a while about the Columbus book. He’s an important historic figure, but perhaps not for the reasons for which he’s often celebrated. I wanted to create a book to teach children the basics without creating ideas about Columbus as a hero or the one who “discovered” America (as if no one had been living here).
I think I succeeded with this simple little book.
(P.S. As it turns out, our new sight words aren’t in the Columbus book. No forcing, remember. But no worries – you’ll find plenty of them in the other three books!)
Let’s take a peek!
I had to read the cover to my kindergartner. He wasn’t familiar with Christopher Columbus.
Except for “Christopher Columbus,” every word on this page is a previously learned sight word.
My Five could read “trip” with his phonics knowledge, and he knew the word “money” without any help.
Even though we haven’t done much work with long vowels yet, he could read “pay” all by himself.
Again, he didn’t need any help. It’s wonderful to see him put together picture and context clues to make meaning!
He used his phonics knowledge to read the word “spot.” (Got to love all our beginning blends games!)
He used the picture to read “island” and figured out “Welcome” by looking at the two parts of the word.
If this set of readers is too challenging for your child, be sure to check out my entire collection of emergent readers so you can start where he’s ready!
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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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Teach the same sight words with this simpler set.
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