In October we read a ton of pumpkin books in the classroom, but I also love to have books for my students to be able to take home with them for at-home practice with sight words, word families, and more. This free Pumpkin Emergent Reader is one I love making with my class. They also love when they get to color the book and keep it as their own!
*Pair with our Pumpkin Math and Literacy Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Pumpkin Emergent Reader
This “Pumpkin Count” emergent reader is great for beginning readers because it focuses on counting, number recognition, number words 1-10, as well as the sight words I and have.
I am all about books that I can quickly make and get into my kids’ hands, and I love the books that require a quick cut down the middle and that’s it!
It is also set up in a predictive pattern with repetitive sentences, which helps all readers feel successful! This is great for students who are not yet decoding or able to blend sounds into words.
It provides students with practice by connecting familiar words and phrases to print, since students will know what comes next and will get the “pattern” of the story. It is also a great way for students to practice tracking print!
This book also has an additional way for the kids to practice their number words by having them trace the word as well. They can see the number itself and count the pumpkins, but by tracing the word after reading the sentence, they are getting even more practice with reading it in written form.
Plus, coloring the fun pumpkin pictures is great practice for fine motor skills and the kids are so proud to show off their final work!
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