posted Dec 6, 2015, 11:57 AM by Courtney Richardson
Selecting an Emergent Text
How do you select a text for emergent readers who don’t know any sight words? Choose a text with one line of print and a repetitive pattern. Make sure most of the pictures contain familiar concepts. After you have each child discuss one of the pictures, rehearse the structure by reading the first page together. Then let the students read the rest of the book independently while you prompt them to match 1:1 and check the picture. If students get stuck on a sight word, you could ask them to show you the word on that page and then reread the sentence. After reading you’ll have the opportunity to teach them their first sight word.