As a pre-k teacher you learn that each one of your little learners have their own unique personality. With each one of those unique personalities, you also realize that each child learns differently. So to be the best teacher you can be, you sacrifice many hours coming up with individual plans to help each one of your little learners to succeed.
Through trial and error I have learned what has helped my little learners in recognizing sight words, high frequency words; and taking the next step in becoming an emergent reader.
Some of the goals for my short stories are to get emergent readers familiar with the concept of reading left to right, recognizing sight words and high frequency words. Another goal of my short stories is to build self confidence in the emergent reader, by continuous repetition throughout each story. Another goal of my short stories is for the emergent reader to begin to comprehend simple stories. My short stories are great for emergent readers; however it is much more powerful if you incorporate the additional tools I provide for you. The additional tools gives you the ability to individualize for each one of your little learners.
It is the up-most importance to teach emergent readers phonemic awareness, phonics and comprehension. So please use these strategies when using my short stories.
THIS IS NOT
My short stories do not take the place of teaching phonemic awareness, phonics or comprehension. Please make sure you incorporate those strategies, as they are fundamental to reading.
This system is not meant to replace your already amazing curriculum, it is simply to be a supplement. You should use this system as a supplement to help you individualize for each one of your emergent readers.
1) Short Stories
2) Amazing illustrations for each story
3) Small Flash cards for each story (print off extra copies to play matching game)
4) Large Flash Cards for each story
5) Bingo cards for each story
6) Writing worksheets for each story
7) Word Search for each story
8) Word Shape for each story
9) Spelling worksheet for each story
10) Matching worksheet for each story
11) Word Scramble for each story