If you are anything like me, you have a million resources from TpT. Which means you’re printing. And cutting. And laminating. A LOT.
I am always cutting and printing and laminating. It’s just part of the job. But my guided groups needed more. I desperately wanted my students to practice the skill that we were learning about in our small group discussions through reading a text, but I was having a really difficult time finding decodable readers that focused on different phonics features. Plus, I REALLY didn’t want to print, cut, and staple 20+ readers every week. So much paper! So much ink!
So I created this fun product: iReaders! These are SPECIFICALLY meant for iPad use. No printing, no cutting, truly ZERO prep!! Simply open the reader in Microsoft PowerPoint on your iPads and you are ready to go.
Each packet has 3 similar stories, but are tiered for your small groups: BELOW LEVEL, ON LEVEL, and ABOVE LEVEL. Each story has an introduction page, which introduces students to the phonics skill words and sight words that they will see in the story.
At the back of each story there are suggested comprehension questions, a writing activity suggestion, and an activity that will practice the phonics skill on which the book is focusing.
This packet focuses on SHORT E words.
More iReaders are in the works, including all Short Vowels, all Word Families, ABC readers, and nonfiction iReaders that will focus on various science topics. ☺
to download a FREE SAMPLE of an ON LEVEL book so that you can see how these packets are formatted.
These activities are meant to be quick and effective so that you can meet with multiple small groups each day. These ARE NOT a substitute for leveled readers -- they are decodable readers meant to build confidence in your students, while practicing with different phonics features. It is still so important to use those leveled readers for your small groups in order to develop syntax and semantics, as part of a balanced literary diet. :)
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you!
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