My J Book ~ Level 3 is part of a series of guided reading books for our youngest readers. Biter Biscuit Books are books designed with emerging literacy in mind. Level 3 books will focus on book handling skills, concepts about print, hearing sounds in words, one to one correspondence with words and pointing, exposure to high frequency sight words, and the alphabetic principle. Level 3 Biter Biscuit Books have one sentence per page with a pattern that does not change or does so only on the last page. The emerging reader can handle the print in an instructional setting initially, then can move toward independence as the pattern of text becomes familiar.
Again included in these Alphabet Books is an outline font for lower case handwriting practice. Including the handwriting along with the guided reader allows for the child to develop the correct motor pathway for letter formation while connecting it to the sound the letter represents. This will correlate directly to fluency in hearing and recording sounds in words as the child's writing skills progress. Reading and writing are reciprocal skills and these Biter Biscuit Book Alphabet Books allow for those skills to develop together in the young child.
These books are easily reproducible with two books available on an 8.5 x 11" page so every child in your classroom will have access to just right books throughout the year. They can become part of a child's classroom book basket or his at home library, allowing him to read these emergent readers again and again.
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