This reproducible paper reader is used in my Kindergarten class to reinforce some of the sight words we are learning in class (brown, white, purple, pink, black, I, have, one, two, three, four, five). I use these types of books to reinforce/teach several concepts in class:
The pictures help the students gain success with the words they don't know, and the repetitive text helps early readers feel confident.
I use this book to reinforce students pointing to each word as they read.
It is also helpful in counting one-to-one correspondence, as I have the students count the pictures on each page to make sure their counting matches the number word.
Students also get to practice their fine motor skills because they color the pictures on each page, and I have them use the correctly colored crayon to underling the color word on each page, to further reinforce word identification.
We use this book to talk about the role of an illustrator because the students are helping to illustrate their books.
I send the book home at the end of the day (after we've read it 2-3 times) with the last (optional) page, the homework page. This fulfills the home/school connection so the students can read the book again and gain confidence by reading to someone in their family. I use several of these books in class, so I also send home a gallon sized zip bag to each student for them to store their books in so they can read them again and again!
Directions: Each copy of this will make two student books. Run the copies off and use a paper cutter to cut in half and staple together.