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- Letter recognition printables
- Phoneme printables
- Syllable printables
- Rhyming printables
- Voice to print packs
- Pocket chart sentences
- “Color Me” emergent readers
- Simple alphabet books
- Little letter books
- Dot sticker pages
- Beginning sound printables
- Blend and digraph printables
- Mixed short vowel printables
- Short a printables
- Short e printables
- Short i printables
- Short o printables
- Short u printables
- Bossy r printables
- Silent e printables
- Other long vowel printables
- Sight word printables
- Sight word readers
- Simple sight word readers
- Phonics readers
- Reading comprehension printables
- Guided reading
- Nonfiction readers
Other Literacy Resources
- Counting printables
- Number recognition printables
- Addition and subtraction printables
- Time, money & length printables
- Shapes & patterns printables
- Printables for other math activities
- Why is rhyming important?
- How to teach your child to rhyme
- 20+ free games and printables for learning rhyming words
Blends & Digraphs
Short Vowels (mixed)
Bossy r Words
Silent e Words
Other Long Vowels
Sight Word Readers
Beginning readers can use context clues, picture clues, and sight word knowledge to read these printable little books.
Simple Sight Word Readers
I’ve also created a new set of sight word books that teach the same 26 words as the first set – but in a much simpler format. This set is ideal for young learners, struggling learners, and English language learners. Each set of four books has four different themes. If you enjoy these 6 free samples, I recommend that you purchase the bundle pack.
More Sight Word Books
After creating the first 26 sets to use alongside Reading the Alphabet, I’ve had requests for more books. I’m creating additional sets. These later sets loosely correlate with my free phonics books. When I have a large collection, these will also be available for purchase in a bundle pack. I expect that it’s at least year (or more) before I add to this collection. For now you may download each set by clicking on the images below to get to the blog post.
I’ve shared over 130 books in my free phonics reader collection that are designed to be used alongside my sight word readers or separately. Each book introduces a new phonics pattern and gives practice with simple sentences and bright pictures.
“Color Me” Emergent Readers
Unlike my sight word books, these are black and white so children can color them. They do not get progressively harder with set. Instead, each set has three books – level 1, 2, and 3. These books are created to correlate with my preschool and kindergarten themes.
- Reading comprehension strategies (a 10-part series)
- What do do when kids can’t remember what they read
Guided reading is a instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of readers. During the lesson, the teacher provides a text that students can read with support, coaching the learners as they use problem-solving strategies to read the text. The ultimate goal is independent reading.
If you’d like to know more, be sure to read my 10-part series. Many of these printables come from that series.
Voice to Print Packs
These packs of 40 printable cards are wonderful for teaching children that each word they say matches a word in print. Some children may be ready to learn beginning sight words from these cards as well. I recommend printing the cards, laminating, and cutting them apart to assemble on a metal ring.
I’ve begun sharing nonfiction emergent readers that have real photographs as images. These simple books are great for early readers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Each book I share is part of a much larger set that comes with my theme packs, which you may view in my store.
Pocket Chart Sentences
Each of my theme packs, which you can view in my store, contain a large variety of pocket chart sentences. I share a small set as a freebie from each theme pack. These are excellent for teaching concepts of print such as concept of word and left to right progression. They’re also great for teaching sight words!
Simple Alphabet Books
If you’re just starting to teach the alphabet to your toddler, these books are perfect. A free printable book for each letter of the alphabet! Click on the image to get to the books.
Addition & Subtraction
Time, Money & Length
Shapes & Patterns
Other Math Activities
I teach my preschoolers to write the alphabet using a progression of easy to hard handwriting pages. To learn more, visit my handwriting page.
- Teaching writing in preschool and kindergarten (a 10-part series)
- Writing lessons for the primary grades (a 12-part series)
- 10 things you really need to know if you teach writing
- Why kids don’t need writing prompts
- How to help kids find their own writing topics
- 10 ways to help kids defeat writer’s block
- 10 tips for teaching writing in kindergarten
I love to create spelling games for my kids to use as we learn through Word Study (you can read my 5-part Word Study series if you’re curious about that!).
Here you’ll find sample spelling lessons with printables. Even if your child is not in the within-word stage of spelling, these lessons will give you a flavor for how to teach spelling with word study. If your child is in the within-word stage, you can start with these seven lessons and continue with the lists found in the book Words Their Way.
Dot Sticker Pages
We do these dot sticker pages to reinforce letter shapes and sounds. They’re also great fine motor practice! Use dot stickers, round magnets, Do-a-Dot markers, round cereal, or make your own pom-pom magnets. Find our entire collection by clicking on the image below. You’ll be able to get each page individually OR the entire set in one easy download.
Little Letter Books
These printable letter books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Each book contains six rhymes and/or songs for a particular letter of the alphabet. Find our entire collection by clicking on the image below.