It’s helpful to have an assortment of literacy ideas for helping beginning readers navigate the reading waters. Below you will find tips for teaching new readers to read, book lists for emergent and early readers, free book printables, and games and activities to work on letter sounds, and more!
Phonological Awareness Work for Beginning Readers
A strong sense of phonological awareness is important to continue to hone as children begin to read. You will find oodles of resources for teaching phonological awareness on Growing Book by Book.—>Phonological Awareness Resources
Phonics Work for Beginning Readers
New readers also need lots of experience with phonics. Here are some fun ways to practice.
15+ Phonics Activities for CVC words
Sound Mapping Mats
Apple Themed Sound Mapping Mat
Book Lists for Beginning Readers
Finding books for new readers can be tricky. Here are resources to make that task easier.—> Ultimate List of Books for Beginning Readers
Printable books are also commonly used to help to teach children to decode. You’ll find lots of printable books available on the internet. How do you find the resources that will fit your needs? —>Printable Books
And, keep reading aloud to children who are learning to decode on their own. Read-alouds build vocabulary, strengthen comprehension, model fluency, and build community.
Kindergarten Read-Alouds for the Whole Year
First-Grade Read-Alouds for the Whole Year
Second-Grade Read-Alouds for the Whole Year
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