Author: Susan Rich Brooke Narrator: Michaela Emma Brooke Illustrator: Eric Carle (The World of Eric Carle) Board Book: 19 pages Publisher: Phoenix International Publications, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1450867740 What Teacher-Librarian Me Thinks: Animal Babies is a part of The World of Eric Carle Series. The text of the book is simple and contains a pleasing rhyme scheme for… Continue reading What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Animal Babies (The World of Eric Carle)
For me, this is the part of a child's reading development that is the most exciting. This is when the child begins to recognize words. The child starts off reading one word at a time, but before you know it, he or she is reading phrases, followed by sentences and then books! The best… Continue reading Teaching a Preschooler to Read: Word Identification Strategies
Author: David L. Harrison Illustrator: Giles Laroche Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN-13: 978-1580896108 Summary: Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Poems About Creatures that Hide features 19 animals that use camouflage in order to hunt or to hide from those that would find them to be a tasty meal. The poems about the… Continue reading What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Now You See Them, Now You Don’t (Poems About Creatures That Hide)
My last article, Teaching a Preschooler to Read: A Crash in Phonemic Awareness, was a bit verbose. Fortunately, teaching your child concepts of print (aka print concepts) is fairly simple. A lot of what I have done to teach my child about print has been rather implicit. I do advocate that the best way to teach… Continue reading Teaching a Preschooler to Read: Concepts of Print
Book: Click, Clack, Surprise! Author: Doreen Cronin Illustrator: Betsy Lewin Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 978-1481470315 Summary: Click, Clack, Surprise! is the follow-up to Click, Clack, Peep! It's Little Duck's first birthday and she has no idea how to get ready for it. Follow her as she tries to figure out… Continue reading What We are Reading: A Book Review of Click, Clack, Surprise!
While this article may be lengthy, it is a bit of a crash course in regards to phonemic awareness and how to teach it to your preschool aged child at home.
Felt boards are a mainstay of the elementary teacher. They can be used for more basic activities like identifying letter-sound correspondence or they can assist in a retelling of a story and support reading comprehension. It is quite easy and inexpensive to make your own at home.