1-2-3 Come Make Some Thanksgiving Emergent Readers With Me
My Y5's loved when we made little booklets. Even though they didn't really know how to read, via picture clues and repetition, they were able to remember simple words and actually "read" these booklets, by the time we were finished with them.
This helped build their self-esteem and confidence and they were eager for more. Parents were excited and encouraging, when their little one would share what they had made in school that day, a total win-win.
With that in mind, I decided to design a template that I could use to make all sorts of emergent readers, for the various months and themes.
Thus, a "strip" booklet, as well as a "snip and flip" booklet, came about. They are being debuted here. I'm excited to make some for December and winter themes as well; working my way through the year, as my days fly by.
The first "snip and flip" booklet is a Thanksgiving Counting booklet, which packs in quite a few standards.
I named these emergent readers "snip and flip" because students snip on the dashed lines and then flip the pages over, to reveal a page underneath.
Students trace and write the numbers and number words; they read the simple sentences and add end punctuation, then color the pictures in the group/set.
Review adding one more to complete the next grouping, as students count from 1 to 10. You can also practice counting backwards from 10 to 0 by reading the booklet in reverse.
Snipping the pages on the dashed lines, provides great fine motor skill practice. When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group to review concepts of print.
As you read the booklet, reinforce some of the Thanksgiving facts that your students have been learning: i.e. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America? What was the name of the Wamapanoag brave that helped the Pilgrims? etc.
Click on the link to view/download the Thanksgiving Snip and Flip Counting booklet.
The next emergent reader, is a Thanksgiving "strip" booklet. I named these easy readers that, because I can fit 5 pages or strips, on a one-page master, for easy printing.
Students get one to two whole pages that they cut into strips, then collate and staple into a 5 to 10 page "just-the-right-size" booklet.
Students read the simple sentences that I've packed with Dolch words, as well as sight words, using the pictures as clues for unfamiliar words.
They trace those words then rewrite the sentences, remembering proper capitalization, spacing and end punctuation.
Both these emergent readers, are perfect for your Daily 5 activities, or are wonderful to send home if your school requires homework or home-school connections. Click on the link to view/download the My Thanksgiving Emergent Reader Strip booklet.
The 1-2-3 Count With Me booklets, can also be used as emergent readers. They involve all sorts of simple math standards and are based on a 10 frame.
Thanks for visiting today. It's time for me to organize my desk.
I'm one of those people who can't work when things are in a mess and I have drawings, notes, and half completed piles of paper everywhere. No more flitting! Wishing you an energy-filled and productive day.
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer