Are you looking for my original Color Me Readers?
While those books can be used appropriately to teach concepts of print, in the original blog posts I demonstrated their use with three-cueing.
I did this because I learned in graduate school that teaching young readers multiple cues for solving words was important for beginning readers.
But research is telling us that this isn’t how the brain learns to read.
In fact, teaching kids to use pictures to help them solve words can actually teach them bad habits that are hard to break later on.
While early predictable texts can be used with pre-readers in the proper context, I promoted the use of three-cueing in the associated blog posts.
In good conscience, to avoid causing confusion and spreading misinformation, I am no longer sharing those readers and accompanying blog posts on the website.
Not to worry … I’ve got something better!
I’ve created hands-on lessons for 30 sight words … and each one includes a decodable book featuring the sight word.