We are taking counting books to new reading heights with these 10 page pumpkin books. These books will support your struggling readers with patterned text, yet challenge your word callers with slightly changing text. The pictures are exactly the same in each book. The words on the pages change. Since they are e-books, you are able to give each student a different book as a reading challenge. You can go around the room reading the same book, yet not really. Anyone walking by would need to look closely to see who is reading which level of book. Accuracy and overall fluency practice is possible for readers at every level with this set.
Each book is in pdf form, so you can send it home to parents. You are asked to only post it to your class website if the books will remain under password protection.
You will have the basic numerals and the word pumpkin in the simplest version. The subjects of the sentences include the words I, he, she, we and they. The predicates include number words to ten, can, will, see, see, saw and pumpkin. The varying combinations of the words result in 23 books.
Imagine giving your word caller an easy book and treating it as a timed reading, then asking if they can read it faster and switch which version you chose for the next time without telling them. You would both be giggling when they realized you were being tricky. It creates a wonderful time to enjoy reading together, giggle, and increase the accuracy which may have been lost for a little while. Get your good readers back, and build confidence in your room.