What are beginning reading books?
Does your child know his/her alphabet out of order and the sounds each letter makes? Children are ready to read at different ages. Some are ready at 3 (but not most) and others still lack interest at 6. However, most children are ready for beginning reading books when they know their letters and the sounds they make as well as show an interest in reading.
How will I know when my child is showing an interest in reading?
What does a beginning reader look like?
Beginning reading books will motivate your child by providing them with immediate reading success.
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Is there anything else? What beginning reading programs have you used? Which have you enjoyed?
I have a pre, pre reader. I have found with my 21 month year old that I have to mix it up. Before bed he picks out about 6 books and lays them on the bed. He selects which order to read them. We usually have an Elmo book, an I Spy book, an animal book and books that make noise. He is just learning about the concepts of print and recognizing letters when they are represented in the alphabet sequence. He realizes that if he sees the combination of letters that there is a song that goes with them "A, B, C, D...now I know my ABC's next time won't you sing with me".
With my other two daughters, they seemed to naturally learn how to read without a structured reading program before Kindergarten.
When I taught 1st grade, I used a combination of reading programs. I used CLIP (Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project) with my kiddos that needed to learn strategies. I used Junior Great Books to engage students in good discussions about books. I also sprinkled in mini phonics lessons throughout the day to teach them rules.
I think you have to tailor your reading program to meet the needs of your students.