It’s time for a set of Spring Color Me Readers!
Have you seen our giant Spring Theme pack? It includes 300 pages of printable books and activities for a spring unit. Included in the pack are ten printable black and white books that kids can read and color. Today I’m sharing three of them for free!
In the download at the end of this post you’ll find three separate books. All of them have the same pictures but different text. This is so you can use the same set of books with children at different developmental stages.
Here’s a picture from the Level One book. My Four was happy to read this one, since he knows the word “the” and could easily figure out the other words with picture clues.
The books are black and white so your child can color in the pictures if he’d like. (Saves on ink, too!)
The Level Two book adds more words. My Four knows very few sight words and doesn’t yet have a good memory for them, so he wasn’t able to read “do you” by sight. However, he quickly learned the pattern and “read” the pages quickly.
I like to throw in a different ending on the last page to make sure kids are paying attention! As soon as my Four saw that the last page was different, he gave up.
“I don’t know what it says!”
“Well, let’s look at it. You can read the first part. Do you…”
“Do you see the flowers?”
“Yes! I’ll help you with the last part. It says (pointing to the words) ‘Let’s water them!’ Can you read the whole page now?”
“No. I don’t want to.”
One of my number one rules when teaching preschoolers to read is not to force it. He obviously wasn’t up for the mental work on this particular day, so I didn’t push it. We can always pull out the books again when he’s up for it!
The final book in the set is for children who are using phonics clues to read words they don’t know. My Four isn’t ready for it yet, so I read the book to him.
Enjoy your freebie!
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