Now that we are all in full swing of the school year, I have a fun treat to share with you today. It's totally free and it's just for YOU, dear Kinder Craze reader. I am so filled with gratitude for all of the readers that come to visit Kinder Craze on a regular basis to discover classroom inspiration, craft ideas and (most importantly) educational resources. We all appreciate a well-decorated classroom, but the mission to help children learn is the heart and soul of every teacher, which is why I am sharing an exclusive FREE Interactive Sight Word Reader with you today.
I hear from teachers across the country on a daily basis that use my Interactive Sight Word Readers in their classroom. Kindergarten (and first grade teachers) are thankful to discover a resource that provides hands-on sight word practice in their classrooms. The interactive practice is pretty great in itself, but what early childhood educators really value is the fact that after their students complete the sight word activity, their children have a book with emergent text that they can READ! That's really the magic of Interactive Sight Word Readers: the pride and sense of ownership that children feel after completing a book and reading it to a teacher or a friend.
If you are unfamiliar with my best-selling Interactive Sight Word Readers, let me show you what makes these little books so valuable for little learners and their teachers.
Each Interactive Sight Word Reader begins with a meaningful coloring activity on the cover. Like all books, this one has a title. Mastery of the targeted sight word (in this case: the) begins on the first page. As a child colors the letters of the featured sight word, he/she will spend a few minutes staring very consciously at the letters contained in the sight word. It will begin to make an impression, which will be necessary to complete the rest of the book.
A cutting page with mixed up letters to spell “the” is included in the download. Students need to apply their knowledge of the new sight word to cut, unscramble and glue the letters to correctly spell “the” onto each page of the book. Of course, if someone needs a reminder of how to correctly spell the word, they can flip back to the cover and take a peek. It's right there in big, bold, freshly colored letters.
These days, the emphasis on rigor and instruction has led to a decline in fine motor development. The cutting and glueing process provides a much-needed opportunity for little learners to practice these essential skills.
Interactive Sight Word Readers do so much more than help students master a new sight word. Each page in the book features a unique, predictable sentence at an emergent reading level. In this case, every page contains the sentence “I see the ___”. The final word changes in each sentence but picture support is provided with a sweet coordinating farm graphic.
Young children can gain reading confidence and develop fluency as they practice reading this “just right” text for their reading level.
The final page of every Interactive Sight Word Reader contains a slightly more challenging or different sentence pattern. Sometimes an extra word or two is added to the page to change the tempo. In this case, the words fit the existing text structure, but the punctuation changes from a period to an exclamation mark. This provides a teaching point about different types of punctuation and gives students an opportunity to practice reading with excitement.
The best part is that the completed book becomes a text that my students can place in their book boxes and to read again and again. All of the practice will help to build fluency and confidence in my kindergarten students as they read.
Download Your FREE Interactive Sight Word Reader
Click to download your FREE Interactive Sight Word Reader. It's my gift to you and I know that your students will love this book as much as my own students do. You will receive the book via email within a few minutes. If you don't see it in your Inbox, be sure to check your spam folder.
Teach a New Sight Word Every Week
We work on a new book each week in my kindergarten classroom and a wide assortment of Interactive Sight Word Readers are available for purchase individually in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers. Priced at only $1 each, they are a perfect affordable resource to supplement your weekly lesson plans.
Everyone loves a bargain and my Bundle of Books is a really great value! The download contains 100 Interactive Sight Word Readers and is priced at only $50. That's half the price you would pay to purchase all of the books separately! Click the image below to purchase the Bundle of Books in my TpT store.
The first Bundle of Books was capped at 100 books and I began to develop a second bundle containing all of my newest Interactive Sight Word Readers. This bundle released at a low price and continues to grow. Each time a new book is added to the collection the price goes up, but people who already own the bundle can download the update at no additional cost. The Bundle of Books, Part 2 truly is an exceptional value. Click the image below to purchase the Bundle of Books, Part 2 from my TpT store.
The FREE download of “I See the Farm” can't be found anywhere else. Not even for sale in my TpT store or as a separate purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is an exclusive Kinder Craze freebie and it's a small token of my appreciation to you!