Today I’m super excited to share my first printable book for early readers: 10 Little Monsters!
10 Little Monsters: A printable book for early readers
When I was teaching first grade, I worked hard to accumulate a set of books that my early readers could read on their own. Unfortunately, these kinds of books are hard to find – even in the library. What some people don’t realize is that kids who can’t sound out words (much) can still read… just a different kind of book.
What kind of book is good for early readers who know how to match speech to print, have a small knowledge of sight words, and possess a basic understanding of how words work – yet aren’t proficient at sounding out? These are things to be on the lookout for:
a) the book rhymes (not necessary, but a great bonus!)
b) the book is predictable
c) the story and/or pictures are engaging — so that your child actually wants to read the book!
d) very little text on a page
e) the story has few pages – making it manageable for a short reading session
I hope I’ve succeeded in creating a book for early readers that meets these criteria. It’s actually a little beyond what my Four can read right now. (Stay tuned! This summer I plan to share lots of free books for emergent readers.) However, I created this book to reinforce the concept of subtraction.
And while I was doing that, I figured I might as well make it an early reader so that I’ll have it when he’s ready!
You might recognize the PinkPueblo monster clip art from some of my other printables. These little guys are just too cute to leave alone!
Please indulge me and tell me it’s adorable. All right – even if the story itself doesn’t thrill you – it’s FREE! I hope you can use it – would love to hear from you in the comments if you’ll use it.
To assemble, I printed the pages on cardstock, cut them in half, and stacked them together. Then I laminated them (not necessary), punched a hole in the side, and connected with a metal ring:
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