Here's a great way to practice articulation skills AND reading skills. These 14 mini-readers are designed to help emergent readers learn familiar text as well as practice correctly saying /L/ and /L/ blends at the sentence level.
Also included is a sheet of homework slips so you can easily send these mini-readers home for practice.
These predictable and patterned mini-readers contain common sight words as well as words with /L/.
For the emergent readers targeting /L/ and initial /L/ blends: Each contains a similar 12 page story which asks the main character (whose name targets the sound of the story) the following questions:
What do you see?
What do you hear?
What do you smell?
What/How do you feel?
What do you taste?
The main character answers each question with an item containing the targeted sound of the story. For example, in the story targeting /FL/, the main character, Flo, is asked "Flo, Flo what do you taste?" and she replies, "I taste orange juice from Florida." In the story targeting /L/ in the middle of words, Kayla is asked the same question, but her answer is "I taste jellybeans."
There is one book for each of the following sounds: initial /L/, medial /L/, final /L/, /BL/, /PL/, /CL/, /GL/, /PL/, /SL/. The reading level of the 9 emergent readers targeting /L/ and initial /L/ blends is approximately C according to comparative books leveled by Fountas & Pinnell. Level C is comparable to kindergarten (end of year).
For the emergent readers targeting medial /L/ blends: Each is a unique 8-page story. The reading level of these 5 emergent readers targeting medial /L/ blends is approximately B according to comparative books leveled by Fountas & Pinnell. Level B is comparable to kindergarten (middle of year).
Classroom teachers & reading specialists: These readers are a great way to introduce your students to /L/ and /L/ blends in text. Great to use with Fundations lessons.
This packet is offered only in black & white. Each printing prints 2 books.
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