Have you seen my sets of free phonics books? Today I’m sharing set 9!
Do you have a beginning reader who is just starting to sound out words?
Or maybe you have a reader who struggles with sounding it out. Each word is laborious and painful. Reading just isn’t fun.
I’m here to help!
Enter my phonics readers.
What are they?
- Short little books that you can download for free. They’re easy to assemble with no cutting required!
- Books that give focus to a particular phonics pattern (like the ap word family, silent e, or er words)
- Colorful books with funny pictures
- Books that use sight words and phonics to create simple, readable text
How can you use them?
- Use them to give focused attention to a particular phonics pattern. Does your child have trouble with silent e? Pull out that set.
- Are you and your child bored with flashcards? Try these. Each new word is all by itself on a page before turning to see the sentence and picture. It’s like a flashcard, but much more interesting.
- If you’d like, read the sets in order to give your child a slow and steady introduction to phonics patterns.
- You might want to read these books alongside my free sight word readers. It’s the best of both worlds: my sight word books promote the learning of high frequency words and reading with context clues; my phonics readers bring focused attention to letters and their sounds.
Each book starts like this. See how you have to read the new word before you get a picture clue?
I use silly pictures whenever I can!
Each page has some sight words we’ve already learned (he, eat, his) along with words your child has learned to sound out in previous books (will, hot, dog). Of course, the focus word is also part of the sentence (plain).
By now you’ve noticed that these are not actual stories. Rather than force a story with a particular phonics pattern, each book has a series of unrelated sentences.
Here are the rest of the pages in this sample book:
The last page gives your child the opportunity to read each focus word again. He might need to turn back to look at the pictures for help.
How to assemble:
- Separate the stack into each individual book. Each book consists of two pages front to back.
- Cut across the horizontal center of the pages.
- Insert the pages into each other, using the page numbers as a guide.
- Staple with a long arm stapler.
For a picture tutorial to help you put the books together, visit this post.