This emergent reader, I see a (animal name), is connected to several CCGPS listed below. This eight page book is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. The eight pages consist of a title page “I see a…,” then each of the remaining seven pages contains a colored picture of an animal at the top of each page and a sentence under the picture. Every page contains the sentence “I see a (then the animal name to match picture is shown, such as “I see a cat.”).” The seven pictures included are cat, dog, pig, hen, frog, bug, and duck. 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 animal name, and reading sight words and grade level text. For extension activities, students could add another sentence to each page giving details about each animal listed such as “The cat is gray.” This reader is great for guided reading groups, homework, or literacy center activities.
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.