It’s time for another free nonfiction reader!
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Earlier this week I shared my new Winter Theme Pack – it’s over 300 pages of winter goodness! Included in the pack are loads of mittens activities.
Here’s one of them! It’s a free nonfiction reader that will help your preschooler or kindergartner learn concepts of print and basic sight words.
Before we began the mittens book, I wrote some of the sight words on post-it notes. I purposely left out color words that might confuse my preschooler. For example, I left out gray, since it starts the same as green. If your child is able to figure out new words based on internal phonics patterns or endings, go ahead and use words that start with the same letter.
My Three was excited to findthe word see, which is his first sight word (woo hoo!). He could locate the other words by using the first letter as a clue (after I called the words out). He needed help with the word the.
Before we began reading he excitedly paged through the book and found “see” on every page.
I read a page or two so he would get the pattern of the book. Then he read it himself, pointing to each word as he did so.
After he finished the Colorful Mittens book, I pulled out the rest of our winter nonfiction readers from the theme pack. So many to choose from!
We began with the book Polar Bears. Staying on track with the words was hard for him, since he wanted to make “polar bear” one word. I drew black dots under the words to help him track them (see the left side of the above picture).
The Snowmen book was fun, too.
Animals Hibernate is perfect for brand new readers. They can start with the word “a” and only need to read three words per page.
He really enjoyed the book Lots of Snow, which shows snow-covered objects all through the book.
We have twelve nonfiction winter readers in our theme pack, but by this time he was ready to be done. I’d promised him he could punch some holes with my hole punch before we went to get his older brother from morning kindergarten. 🙂
Grab your free nonfiction reader today!
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