I love using emergent reader books that students can make or color within the classroom. My students love making books that they can take home and share with their families, and I love seeing their little faces light up when they ‘read’ their books aloud!
On Marcia’s Lesson Link page, she shared this great document that features an example of to use predictable books during the span of a week: Using Predictable Books Here is another document that she posted that features ideas for using predictable books to teach concepts about print: Concepts about Print
Here is an interesting article about guided reading with emergent readers: Guided Reading with Emergent Readers
Here is another article about emergent readers from Reading Rockets: Emergent Readers: Look! There’s My Letter
I created this page to share some of the wonderful emergent reader books that I found online and to share some of the books that I have made to use in my class as well. Feel free to share any other sites or books that you know of that contain reproducible emergent readers:
Here are some links to some great resources to purchase emergent reader books:
Here is a chart that I made (for planning purposes) that features what emergent reader books that I have or found on the internet: kindergarten-emergent-reader-lists
Here are some books that I have made that I use with my class throughout the school year:
- red-barn-red-barn I designed this book to use with Ellison die-cuts for each page. You will need the following die cuts and materials to complete this book: red barn, pink pig, white cow (add black spots with either fingerprints or students can draw them with crayons), white sheep (add cotton balls to make it fluffy), yellow duck (add yellow feathers), and a brown horse (add brown yarn for mane and tail). On the last page of the book, students draw a picture of themselves. We complete this book during our farm unit in the spring.
- what-lives-on-a-farm-book Students color the pictures of the animals and we discuss what sounds the animals make.
- what-lives-in-the-ocean-emergent-reader-book Students color and read this predictable book during our ocean unit in the spring.
Well now that I am all done sharing books that I have created, I will share with you links to other wonderful, free emergent reader books that I have found on the internet (I did not create any of the books below, I only provided you with links). This is a work in progress, so be patient with me. I tried to organize these by theme and in alphabetical order:
ABC Books by Jessica Meacham (Note: you will have to click on each letter individually to open the individual books on this link)
Big Eared Bat mini-book (this book is probably more appropriate for 1st graders)
Cat in the Hat Themed Books:
Christmas Themed Books:
Crunch! Emergent Reader (use a gingerbread die-cuts for this book)
The Mitten Note: this is a free Kinder Reader sample, but you will need to fill in the info on the page to download the book
The Mitten Note: this is the Hubbard’s Cupboard version
Five Little Snowman Note: this is the Carl’s Corner version
St. Patrick’s Day:
X, Y & Z