The CCVC & Sight Words Emergent Readers eBooks are the fourth set in our series of eBooks, and an innovative teaching resource in Shala Books collection of Emergent Readers. These eBooks are based on your children’s academic reading progression, and can be read independently by young readers, or as guided practice with an adult. Shala Books Emergent Readers are a supplemental learning resource for students everywhere. The eBooks are a fusion of phonic, audio, and visual language learning systems, forming the ideal language platform for young readers. Our Emergent Readers eBook collection provides the building blocks of reading, launching children on a learning adventure they will never forget. Our eBooks are printable, and an invaluable teaching resource for young children who are learning how to read, children who are being home schooled, and English language learners everywhere. Our original teaching ideas are designed as an educational guide for teachers and parents; if you have any ideas of your own you would like to share with us please email them to



Ask children questions before, during and after reading. Here are some examples:

  • What was your favorite picture? Why?
  • What were your favorite words? Why?
  • Can you find all the words that start with the letter ... ?
  • Can you find all the words that end with the letter ... ?
  • How many words are there in the sentence?
  • What does a sentence start with?
  • What does a sentence end with?

Picture Walk & Reading

Before reading the eBook, have children look at the pictures and talk about them. You might even read the eBook first or together, and then have children attempt to read independently.


Creating New Sentences

Have children brainstorm new endings to the sentences in the eBook. What do they see around them? Who do they see around them?


Reading Buddies

Have children read the eBooks to siblings, to friends or to other students at school during reading buddies. By sharing their abilities with others, it builds confidence and gives them a sense of pride!



Free apps and software such as Page Marker, Web Paint and Microsoft Edge will allow you to draw on the eBooks while open in a web browser. Some writing activities include:

a) In "presentation" mode, you can show the    words without revealing the picture. Ask children to illustrate what they think the words or sentence mean.

b) In "presentation" mode, scroll backwards so that the picture is revealed first. Ask children to try and write a sentence about the picture. This can be done independently as children will be able to self-correct.

c) Printing Practice - Have children trace the letters with a computer pen or their finger.

d) Ask children to circle certain initial letters or word endings. They can also circle capital letters or periods.

e) Structured Word Inquiry - If you are using this as a teaching method, you can choose a word in an eBook as a base. Vocabulary webs can be drawn on the eBook itself.

f) Have children write words that rhyme with one of the words on the page.

g) White out a portion of a word or a sentence. See if the children can fill in the missing letter(s) or word(s).

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