I am so excited to have finally finished a project that has been on my to-do list for a long time! I wanted to create a series of Emergent Readers that would help with newly learned decoding skills and sight word recognition…and they are FINALLY done!
It is always a challenge to find the right level of reading materials, especially for EARLY readers! I have a brand new reader in our house who is VERY eager to read. I wanted to encourage that and provide her with reading materials that would help build confidence and fluency. Many emergent readers incorporate sight words, but also rely on “guessing”.
I am in LOVE with these books!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them and for sharing them!! I use your ready 2 read program in my preschool and with my own kids and love it.
I had the exact same thought as you did when it come to decodable and non-decodable words. I dislike that so many "early readers" have non-decodable words and no cvc words. When are they supposed to use their sounding out skills? 🙂 So, I've been making my own mini readers also, to go along with your list of sight words and the cvc family, but yours are so much better. (Not to mention your pictures are so much more fun!) I am so excited to start using them next week!!
Fluttering Through First Grade says
Oh Annie another fabulous product! Completely agree with Britney as well. We cringe at the books/companies who sell "Beginning Readers" whose words are not decodable, follow no sound pattern, do not have appropriate sight words, etc. These are fantastic. Early readers will feel successful and be engaged with the adorable pictures. Love 'em!
~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade
Sylvia Parker says
These are fabulous! In my classroom, we always read a new book 3 times. We note that with each read, we are becoming more fluent. Excited to print and share them with my class.
Aja Burton says
OMG! I love these readers. Perfect for early readers. My Kinders will love these and I cannot wait for my own little reader to use these! Thanks so much for creating these!
Shelley- TheWriteStuffTeaching says
What a great product and I love your post! The most adorable little girl. 🙂 I can see my struggling 2nds using these books.
Brian Hopkins says
These are awesome, most that I see out there go by a pattern on every page and these don't all do that, which is what I was looking for. My kids have to read a DRA 6 by the end of the year and I think these will help them greatly!!! Thank you for the hard work!
I have been having difficulty finding appropriate readers for my students as well. It is so difficult to find readers that are truly at my student's level. When I do, the readers are not motivating !and boring. Thank you for creating these
Sheri Ryan says
One of my second graders still struggles with basic reading skills and CVC words but he loves to color. This may be just what we need to get him there! Thank you.
michelle Williams says
WOW this is a wonderful experience to find someone that can help us "very new" students with great ideas for practical activities in class. It is set out well and I love these books. Thank you for helping me. Michelle South Africa
i like it
2Read units.For more fluency practice, we are using our Emergent Readers (The Bundle), which works with pre-primer sight words and CVC