CVC & SIGHT WORDS


TEACHING IDEAS


Our CVC & Sight Words Emergent Readers eBooks are the second set in our series of eBooks, and a powerful teaching resource in the initial phases of your children’s reading development. These printable eBooks are a vital part of your children’s reading progression, and essential for beginning readers’ language infrastructure. CVC & Sight Words eBooks are a valuable educational tool for children who are learning to read, home schooled children, and children for whom English is a second language. Our creative teaching ideas are a supplementary teaching aid for both parents and teachers; we also welcome you to share your own inspirations by emailing them to info@shalabooks.com.    

Questioning

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!

 

Writing

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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