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 pumpkin emergent reader is one I love making with my class. They also love when they get to color the book and take it home as their own!
*Pair this with our Pumpkin Math and Literacy Centers for even more learning fun!
This emergent reader, “Pumpkin Count” is great for beginning readers because it focuses on counting, number recognition, number words 1-10 (we are learning to read our number words!) as well as the sight words I and have.
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 perhaps 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 a great way for students to practice tracking print!
Preparing the book is easy! Simply print it double sided, cut in half, and staple! Printing one set gives you two books!
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!
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.
Download the Pumpkin Emergent Reader
Ready to read? Grab your copy of the emergent reader by clicking the yellow button below.
Then keep working on number words with our free pumpkin counting cards!