This emergent reader, “Insects” (18 page book) is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. The 18 pages include a title page “Insects” then each of the remaining 17 pages contains black and white pictures at the top of each page and a sentence under the picture.
This emergent reader focuses on a variety of sight words including: here, are, some, have, has, is, it, this, can, you, be, and, the, like, pretty, up, me, jump, at, what, and do.
***The pages are NOT numbered to give the teacher flexibility of using the pages wanted/needed or to make books with fewer pages for some students which provides DIFFERENTIATION.
Look at the preview to see each page included.
Here are the sentences for each page: Page 1: Title: Insects Page 2: Here are some insects. Page 3: Insects have 6 legs. Page 4: Insects have 3 body parts. Page 5: An insect has antennae. Page 6: This insect is a butterfly. It has wings. Page 7: An ant is an insect. It can bite you. Be careful! Page 8: A bee is an insect. It can sting you. Watch out! Page 9: A dragonfly is an insect. It is fast and pretty. Page 10: A firefly is an insect. It lights up! Page 11: A fly is an insect. It bothers me! Shoo fly! Page 12: A grasshopper is an insect. It can jump. Page 13: A ladybug is an insect. It is red and black. Page 14: A moth is an insect. It likes the light at night. Page 15: A praying mantis is an insect. It has long legs. Page 16: A beetle is an insect. Beetles are everywhere! Page 17: Is a spider an insect? No, it has 8 legs! Page 18: What insects do you like? (Draw some insects.)
Students can benefit from this reader by tracking print, identifying spaces between words, identifying particular letters of the alphabet, recognizing sounds (beginning, middle, and ending) in each word, and reading sight words and grade level text. For extension activities, students could add another sentence to each page to add details. The black and white pictures allow students the opportunity to color the pictures. This reader is great for guided reading groups, homework, or literacy center activities.
ELACCKRF1a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page-by-page. ELACCKRF1b. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters. ELACCKRF1c. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print. ELACCKRF3a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of more frequent sounds for each consonant. ELACCKRF3c. Read common high-frequency words by sight. ELACCKRF4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
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I am a kindergarten teacher with 22 years of teaching experience! I received my Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in June 2010. The title of my doctoral study is "Writing Conferences in Kindergarten: Using Feedback to Enhance Student Writing." My passion is teaching writing to my students and providing feedback for their writing experiences. I love teaching kindergarten. It is amazing to see students enter the classroom not even knowing how to hold a pencil and watching them become readers and writers by the end of the year. I love teaching in small groups and rotating student groups with literacy centers and math centers.