One of the things that I most often hear from parents when their child is learning how to read is, “She’s not really reading. She has just memorized the book!” Guess what?!!
That is reading!
That’s what emergent readers do!
They pretend to read just like they see parents doing!
They read books over and over (and over) again until they have them memorized!
Then they begin to make the connection that those words on the page are the same words that are coming out of their mouths when they read.
When young children make that connection between the spoken word and the written word, they are called “Emergent Readers.” They need lots and lots of practice reading books that have repeating, predictable, simple text.
This Penguin Printable book is a great way for emergent readers to practice. Each page says, “My penguin can ___”. The pictures completely support the missing word. Children do not need to sound out the words to read the book. The best part?! This book is completely FREE and super-easy to prepare for your children.
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