This emergent reader, “I like the…(Christmas Tree)” is connected to several CCGPS listed below. This nine page book is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. The nine pages consist of a title page “I like the…(Christmas Tree)” then each of the remaining eight pages contains a black and white picture at the top of each page and a sentence under the picture. Every page contains the sentence “I like the ______” (including the word to match picture, such as “I like the tree”). The eight pictures included are tree, lights, garland, ornaments, candy canes, star, gifts, Christmas tree (decorated). Students can benefit from this reader by tracking print, identifying spaces between words, identifying particular letters of the alphabet, recognizing sounds (beginning, middle, and ending) in each word, and reading sight words and grade level text. For extension activities, students could add another sentence to each page to add details. The black and white pictures allow students the opportunity to color the pictures. This reader is great for guided reading groups, homework, or literacy center activities.
Title Page: I like the…(Christmas Tree)
Page 2: I like the tree.
Page 3: I like the lights.
Page 4: I like the garland.
Page 5: I like the ornaments.
Page 6: I like the candy canes.
Page 7: I like the star.
Page 8: I like the gifts.
Page 9: I like Christmas!
ELACCKRF1a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page-by-page.
ELACCKRF1b. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
ELACCKRF1c. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print. ELACCKRF3a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of more frequent sounds for each consonant.
ELACCKRF3c. Read common high-frequency words by sight.
ELACCKRF4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.