Ok, so it’s back to school time. Well it’s week 6 already!!!! This year is challenging but full of learning and making new strides. For example, I have recently started with reading groups. I have three groups Mondays and Wednesdays that are Emergent Readers and Tuesday and Thursdays two groups in the Early Guided Reading Stage. That’s a lot of reading groups and a lot of learning to be had!
In order to attempt this I decided to make digital easy readers starting with Pre-Primer and Primer Dolce Sight words. Start with the basics: sounds and movement that matches the sound and letter names. Then add sight words. This way you can help students connect the sounds they are hearing during the daily practice with the sight words. And now to the heavy lifting—-guided reading books. Everything gets built up for connections and comprehension. Sounds- Sight Words- Reading books based on sight words. Repetition and fun are a great way to help young learners connect to sight words. One more step would be adding vocabulary/pictures to unfamiliar words. Word with pictures can help students visualize which helps memories form and stay!
So far so good with my students- we used the digital version to read together during guided reading. The repetition and pictures helped to build the self-confidence of my quiet readers. This was great! Quiet and timid became participating students reading the words with picture cues to success. It was great!!!
Check these book out on TpT! 5 Books with vocabulary cards, sentence frames, drawing/writing page, printable booklets and slides. These 5 books should be apart of your guided reading groups for early learners. Books include: I see Fall, Apples, Thanksgiving, School, and School Supplies.
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