Emergent readers don’t know any characters. They read books by looking at the pictures. This is the time to teach vocabulary using pictures. Readers use the picture clues to read the story. It is also the time to build oral language. Talk about the pictures. Do a picture walk. Ask questions. Remember, reading begins with oral language and vocabulary.
Emergent Chinese readers are 8 page books that provide children an opportunity to read in context. They use picture clues to build confidence and develop fluency. This reader teaches dim sum items. It comes in traditional and simplified characters. It includes a template to create a class book.