1-2-3 Come Make An Emergent Reader Alphabet Booklet With Me
Woo hoo! I just finished another emergent reader alphabet booklet. This one is called: From Ape to Zebra.
Because of this, I think they do a better job, and I can have them work on a bunch of pages for one activity, without using a ton of paper & being queen of the copy room.
As with my other emergent readers, children use the pictures as a guide, read the sentence, trace the letters, write the letters, then color the picture.
The text in this emergent reader is “meatier” as I’ve loaded it with alliteration, to better reinforce the beginning sounds.
I also wanted to include the long & short vowel sounds, as well as “hard” & “soft” consonant sounds like goat & George.
I worked in the silent letter Kk in know as well as the hard sound in kite. So grab those teachable moments!
You’ll see a lot of words from the Dolch word lists. Would you believe I was able to incorporate 60? (!)
Afterwards, students cut the pages into 1/4ths, collate the pages and then staple their booklet together.
You can also sneak in another teachable moment if you'll be working on fractions sometime this year.
There's a template for a 4-on-a-page booklet, as well as one with 8-on-a page, so you can make an Itty Bitty Alpha-bits booklet. Choose which one's right for your kiddos.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to cover concepts of print.
The featured FREEBIE today, is the "Color Me" alphabet poster that's included in the packet. After students color their poster give them an M&M or other manipulative & play “I Spy a Letter”.
You call out a letter and they move their piece of candy on top of it. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty. Continue playing 'til all of the letters have been colored in.
I've included a full-page poster, as well as a template with 2-on-a-page. You could also reuse their worksheet to individually assess children for uppercase letter recognition.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. There's a chill in the air here in Michigan, which makes it easier to give up any vestiges of summer that we seem to cling to at the beginning of September.
I just hope I don't have to switch from air conditioning to turning the furnace on too quickly. Wishing you a sweet day, filled with snuggly moments and a bit of chocolate.
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here. With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." -Helen Hunt Jackson