This week the 4 Moms are sharing book recommendations for beginning readers.
After I go through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, the child should be ready to read easy reader books on her own with constant oversight from me. I want to be sure there are not mistakes being repeated and reinforced, so I listen to reading aloud and help with difficult or new words.
Here are some of the easy readers we have used and enjoyed:
After these books and others like them have been read and reread aloud over and over, usually the child is ready to move on to easy "chapter" books. We take turns reading paragraphs aloud at first and then graduate to taking turns reading pages aloud.
Here are some the easy chapter books we like:
(Have I left out your favorite book for beginning readers? Add it in the comments!)
Remember these tips when working with beginning readers:
- Remember that beginning readers need to be doing lots of reading aloud so you can correct mistakes and encourage progress.
- If the books are interesting to the child, the task will be easier, so find books your child will enjoy.
- Keep the read aloud sessions short enough (10-15 minutes) that the child won't become frustrated or bored.
- Before asking the child to read a new book, go over new or difficult words that the child will be seeing. You'll need to read over it and anticipate what might trip him or her up.
Now, head on over to the rest of my posse and see what books recommendations they share for beginning readers.