I have been asked about “Little Readers” and “Learn to Read” book suggestions for kids for so long! Each time I would get asked about how to learn to read books, I would suggest something but have this twinge in my gut, because I just couldn’t find the perfect little readers books. SO …
I created some! I am thrilled today to introduce you to my Wee Readers! These are the perfect books for teaching your child how to learn to read.
These little books are super simple, super sweet, and SO MUCH more than meets the eye. Let me help you get the most out of these Wee Readers.
These stories are written based on word families or themes, and also based on sight words. Wee Readers Pack #1 includes 18 sweet stories and covers 18 word families and the 50 first sight words.
Wee Readers Pack #2 covers 18 more word families or learning themes and the second 50 sight words. By the time you are done these two Wee Reader packs, your little reader will know 36 word families and the top 100 sight words (which make up about 50% of the words we read!)
That’s right! By the time your little one can read these 36 little stories, they will be able to read about 50% of words that we typically read. Isn’t that remarkable?
So, how do these Wee Readers teach your child how to learn to read? So glad you asked!!
Go through each of these stories nice and slowly. Have your child circle the word family words and underline the sight words. Read the story to your child and with your child many times until it becomes well known.
Once the story is well known:
- Have your child read the story on his or her own, pointing to each word.
- Have your child read each of the word family words in isolation.
- Have your child read each sight word in isolation.
- Write out the word family words and the sight words on a piece of paper to continue to practice.
Then move on to the next story and do it all again!
As you are reading with your child, please remember that all children learn at different rates. There is no point in rushing through these stories. It is important to go slowly and ensure the learning is deep and sticks before moving on. Some children become fluent readers when they are 6 years old, some when they are 8 years old, and some later still. What matters is progress, no matter the speed of that progress.
Best of all, these Wee Reader Packs are only $8 each!
You can get your Wee Readers and get your little one reading, right here.
These stories are part of the How Wee Learn Grade One Literacy Curriculum. If you are wanting a complete curriculum, which covers all of the core skills for Grade One Literacy, you can grab your complete curriculum right here: https://www.howweelearn.com/math-and-literacy-core-skills-coursebooks/
If you have any questions at all, or if I can support you on this journey, please leave a comment below or send me an email at Sarah@HowWeeLearn.com
I am so thrilled to be on this journey with you!
Your friendly Homeschooling Mama, Teacher, and Reading Specialist,