This is a simple emergent reader for our community helper unit that will soon be available. It is designed so that you only need to run half as many copies. It can be run off and double stapled then cut in half making two books at a time. We tried to make the illustrations in black and white so students can color the pictures themselves. We will fix this when our unit is ready. For now you can take the color out before printing.
The sentences and pictures can be rewritten onto sentence strips and placed in a pocket chart for shared reading. This can be practiced all week and the book can be read and colored by the students on Friday. This is how we use emergent readers in our classroom. We hope you enjoy our first freebie!