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My kiddos absolutely LOVE “Itty Bitty” booklets.
They’re just the right size for little ones, as they aren’t overwhelmed with coloring big pictures. Because of this, I think they do a better job, and I can have them work on a bunch of pages for one activity, without using a ton of paper & being queen of the copy room.
As with the other emergent readers, children use the pictures as a guide, read the sentence, trace the letters, write the letters, then color the picture.
The text in this emergent reader is “meatier” as I’ve loaded it with alliteration, to better reinforce the beginning sounds.
I also wanted to include the long & short vowel sounds, as well as “hard” & “soft” consonant sounds like goat & George.
I worked in the silent letter Kk in know as well as the hard sound in kite.
So grab those teachable moments!
You’ll see a lot of words from the Dolch word lists.
Would you believe I was able to incorporate 60? (!)
Afterwards, students cut the pages into 1/4ths, collate the pages and then staple their booklet together.
There's a template for a 4-on-a-page booklet, as well as one with 8-on-a page, so you can make an Itty Bitty Alpha-bits booklet.
Choose which one's right for your kiddos.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to cover concepts of print.
There's also a "Color Me" alphabet poster.
After students color their poster give them an M&M or other manipulative & play “I Spy a Letter”.
You call out a letter and they move their piece of candy on top of it.
You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your kiddos will enjoy tickling their tongues with some alphabet alliteration.
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