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Farms and farm animals are always such a fun learning theme. Many kids are familiar with the idea of cows and pigs, but what else lives on the farm? This fun and free Farm Easy Reader has simple, repetitive text that allows early readers to practice high-frequency words and print tracking. It’s the perfect addition to your farm-themed learning activities!
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Farm Easy Reader
I love using readers in small groups in my classroom where we can chat about the story and work together on our reading. There is a colored version included in the download, which is nice to assemble and then laminate to use as the “teacher copy.” I print off black and white sets for my kids.
These readers are the easiest books to assemble. Simply print the pages you want double-sided, cut in half, staple, and voila – you have two books ready to go!
How to Use the Farm Easy Reader
We first go on a picture walk to see what kinds of things will be “on the farm.” This is great to build vocabulary for younger learners too who may not know all of the animal names.
We then chat a bit about the high-frequency words we see: on, the, I, see, and a.
I read the first sentence as an example while using my fingers to point to each word as I say it, “On the farm I see a cow.“
Kids generally pick up pretty quickly on the patterns and are ready to read the next page on their own, looking at the picture for a clue as to what the last word will be.
Finger tracking is helpful and important in early reader books, that way you can be sure the kids are connecting their spoken word with its written form and not just reciting the book from memory. Learning to read takes a lot of practice and patience, but it sure is fun!
I think my students’ favorite part is when they get to color the pictures in their copy. I always provide them a little bit of time to color at the end of our reading time. Sometimes I even get out new, fun coloring tools for them to use!
When we are finished, the kids get to put their book in their book box for later or take it home!
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More Farm-Themed Fun
Looking for more farm activities to try with your kids? Check out these fun learning activities from some awesome kid bloggers!
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