In this download you will find 7 different Emergent Student Readers. Each reader is a single page. It includes a copy for the student to read in class and also a Home Reader to take home. Also included are sight word flash cards and pocket chart picture cards to go along with each reader.
Each reader builds upon the previous reader as the sight words are reviewed and new words are slowly introduced. The sentence patterns change slightly from line to line, to ensure the students focus on the text and do not just memorize a pattern that is repeated over and over again. The following sight words are reviewed in this set:
I, see, a, my
I, see, a, the
I, see, a, and, the
I, see, a, and, the, my
I, see, my, the, can, go, you
I, see, my, the, can, go, you, is, in
I, see, a, my, can, is, it, no
In addition to introducing sight words, this set is geared to help students develop their concept of word. I have placed dots under each word in the first five readers to remind students where to point with their finger as they read. I also use this set to introduce the reading strategies of looking at the pictures for a clue and also using beginning sounds to determine unknown words. Rhyming pairs can be reinforced with the 1st, 2nd and 4th readers in this set.
I use these Emergent Student Readers in my small groups. I introduce the reader by writing the sentences on sentence strips and then place them in a pocket chart, displayed with the picture cards. The students use a fun pointer to practice concept of word as they point to each word and read the story. The reader is then printed out and kept in the students’ own personal folders (the ones with the brads on the inside), along with the flash cards for the students to practice and reread.
This file was updated July 2014!!