Winter has arrived, and we have been having a ton of fun learning with the printable games in our winter centers. As you probably know, early readers are like weeds – they keep growing faster and faster until one day – it seems like they just appear! That’s how I feel about Kindergarten as we approach winter. Some of my readers just take off! It is definitely an exciting time.
These Winter Emergent Readers are a great support in the classroom to help us work on sight words, color words, decodable words, and more. Best of all, after the kids read and color them – they can take them home to practice!
Winter Emergent Readers
This pack of books includes 3 easy-prep titles for your emergent reader –
- Winter is Here!
- The Snowman’s Hat
- Ready For Winter
Just like our CVC readers, these books are SO easy to prep, which makes them perfect for the classroom (or home too!)
Just print double sided, cut in half, and you have two copies ready to go!
First up, I printed off “Winter is Here.”
The repetitive text is great for early readers who are working on tracking print, and working on sight words are and here.
Winter vocabulary is used for a fun and engaging twist, and my kids love to be able to color the pictures.
The front of each book says “colored by” instead of “name” – which makes them feel quite special!
Early readers work hard on color words as well, as often they need to be read by sight, or we haven’t learned the spelling patterns of them yet, so we need to recognize them by memorization.
Our second reader, “The Snowman’s Hat” is a fun little reader that requires kids to read the color words in order to finish the pictures correctly.
They have to read the words in order to know which color to make the snowman’s hat.
For readers who need support in my small groups or who cannot do this independently, I either highlight the color words in the correct color for them to check and match, or we refer to posters hanging in our classroom that have color words and colors on them.
Finally, our last winter reader, “Ready for Winter” has us imagining that we are gathering up some winter items!
This reader focuses on sight words I, will, get, and my.
The vocabulary changes and is based on a winter theme, and kids have the pictures for support.
Often with simple readers you will find kids do memorize the text. This doesn’t mean that specific text isn’t valuable and you shouldn’t read the book (sometimes I get asked this by parents). This is especially true if you find that those kids still cannot read the sight words out of context or on their own.
The goal is to have them work on their tracking. Encourage them to point to each word (use fun or silly reading pointers to make it more engaging) to ensure that they are truly reading and seeing each word for what it is and not just repeating from memory. Often times it can be great to stick with familiar books because it builds confidence for early readers.
You can also write words from the story on sticky notes in a small group, mix them up on the table and use them as flashcards, or have them put the sentence in order before and after reading.
There are lots of fun ways to extend the learning! Your kids will love the books, and parents will love seeing books come home, too!
Grab Your Set
Ready to work on sight words and decodable words with your beginning readers?
Grab your printable copies of the winter emergent readers over in our shop on Teachers Pay Teachers, or grab our Emergent Reader Mega Bundle (includes over 100 books) and save big!