Summer Emergent Reader Books

Activities for ages 4 to 6.

Whether you need to build your classroom library or are hunting for emergent reader books that will keep students motivated, these summery stories are sure to do the trick!

The five summer-themed emergent reader books are a motivating and easy prep way to help kids build critical pre-reading skills.

Each set even includes pocket chart cards and follow up practice sheets so you can easily review and stretch students’ learning.

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Why Are Emergent Reader Books So Effective?

When children are in the very beginning stages of reading, they need to learn the basics. For instance:

  • Letters are clumped together to make words
  • Spaces are placed in between words to separate them
  • Start reading on the left side of the page and move right
  • Use picture clues to figure out unknown words
  • Look for repetitive text…

The list goes on and on.

Emergent reader books purposefully keep things very simple so that students can practice all these skills without getting overwhelmed.

The books have just a few words on each page, the text repeats itself and the pictures closely match the words.

Motivating Kids to Practice

Because emergent reader books keep things SO simple, it can be a challenge to make them motivating.

But this set of summer emergent readers changes all of that by using high interest, timely and kid-friendly topics to build a strong foundation of reading skills.

Peek Inside

The five emergent reader books come in both color and black and white in case you’d like to save ink.

As students read, they’ll practice 16 common sight words: they, a, that, is, out, there, we, eat, some, I, can, see, the, you, look, at.

The playful reading pointers are a simple, fun way to help them remember to point underneath each word as they read.

Print off the pocket chart cards so you can work on reading the text as a whole class or during your read around the room center.

For children who are ready for a stretch, print the follow up practice pages to use as guided reading activities, morning work, a literacy center or homework.

(This set includes TWO versions of practice pages so you can choose one that’s the best fit for your kiddos.)

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!