Learning to read takes practice and patience, but it is such an exciting journey! One major key to growing as a reader is feeling like a successful one. Kids needs books in their hands at their level that they can read to give them practice in fluency and to build their confidence! These 21 cvc word family emergent readers do just that, while being engaging and fun to interact with!
I love giving my kids books that they can interact with, write on, color, etc. Of course we don’t treat our regular books this way – but these printable books are theirs for learning, and we interact with them in many ways!
Each book contains a focus word family and pictures for the students to color. We often underline the word families, read the story several times, and then color the illustrations.
These books are super easy to prepare! Just print double sided, cut in half, staple and voila – you have two books ready! This saves paper for the classroom, and if you are reading with a child at home gives you an instant copy too!
There are multiple stories for each short vowel sound, ensuring students get lots of practice in these sound patterns, which will set them up for successful decoding of CVC words in other texts.
Each reader contains not only a focus word family, but sight words as well, giving students additional practice in recognizing and getting practice with words they will encounter elsewhere (sight words make up nearly half of what we read!)
The following short vowel cvc word families are included:
short a – at, am, an, ap, ag, ad
short e – et, en, ed
short i – it, in, ig, id
short 0 – ot, op, ob, og
short u – un, ub, um, ug
I typically use the books in small groups with my students, depending on their needs. We go through and highlight the word families, find the sight words, and check out the punctuation to practice our expression as well.
We practice the book in our group, and then I typically have students put them in their class book boxes for continued reading.
A great thing about these paper books is that I can easily run off an extra copy if I want them to also have one at home!
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