This is an emergent reader book, by Sara Ipatenco, that encourages children to recognize simple sight words such as “the,” “ and,” “a” “his,” and “with.” The 10-page book describes all of the things Santa does to get ready for Christmas, such as decorate his tree, check his list and makes cookies. It also uses repeated text and encourages children to use the pictures to figure out unknown words. It's a great way to practice phonics skills too. Simply cut the pages in half and staple them together. I’ve included a black and white version that students can color themselves and a color version that you can print, laminate and use as a classroom book! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!
Check out my other Christmas emergent readers:
Emergent Reader: "Let's Make a Gingerbread House"
Emergent Reader: "Meet Santa's Reindeer"
Emergent Reader: "The Elf Sees Christmas"
Emergent Reader: "The Gingerbread Boy Ran Away"