We’re having so much fun learning to read with my sight word books. Check out our newest set – life cycles!
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This newest set of books focuses on the sight word “that.” It was a tricky new word for my Four, but after reading these books he was starting to remember it.
I created these books to supplement the learning we do with our favorite preschool reading curriculum, Reading the Alphabet.
He enjoyed this word maze from Reading the Alphabet.
Even though Reading the Alphabet comes with a word search for every lesson, we’ve been focusing on the simpler activities.
This week I felt he was ready to attempt his first word search. After he got the hang of it, he really enjoyed himself!
Here’s a new game I just created that I’m super excited about! Since my Four is having some trouble remembering the sounds of the different short vowels, I made a series of games that focus on just a few vowels at a time. We took turns rolling the die and moving to the picture that had a particular vowel sound.
In the picture you can see him saying the name of a picture as he listened for the vowel sound. (These are coming next week! Stay tuned!)
What really helped him learn the new sight word was reading this set of emergent readers. I really love how these turned out, and I think you will too!
Here’s a sample book.
A few things to note:
- Each book builds on the previous set, adding a new sight word per book.
- I use the new sight word as often as possible, but I try not to force it. It’s not on every page. Sometimes it appears only once in a book.
- Your child will have numerous opportunities to use context, grammar, and picture clues to figure out new words. My son can’t read tadpole or fly in isolation, but he figured them out using the picture and text clues.
- In the interest of making the books readable and meaningful, I occasionally include sight words which will be the focus of future books. This book contains now and out, which we haven’t officially learned yet. But he was able to read now with help, and he read the word out using the context.
- As your child is ready, be sure to do some focused phonics work as well. You might enjoy my set of free phonics books. They incorporate the sight words we’ve learned in this series. It’s a total of 130 free books!
I hope you enjoy our newest set of sight word books!
How to assemble:
(for a video tutorial, see this page)
- Cut across the horizontal center of each page.
- Insert one set of pages into the other, paying attention to the page numbers.
- Staple with a long-armed stapler.
Check out the rest of our collection!
Did you know that you can get the entire collection in just two downloads?
You might like this set, too. It teaches the same words but also includes books in black and white!
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