My students need these books to support the curriculum we are teaching. We are currently using photocopied readers, which do not include all the component of a book (title page, table of contents, etc.)
We are 20 eager and ready to learn 5 and 6 year old boys and girls. We come from all types of family backgrounds and live in a quiet community. The majority of us are from middle to low income households and have hard working parents at home! We are so excited to be big kids in a big school, some of us for the very first time. About half of us were in preschool prior to kindergarten. We can't wait to see what kindergarten has in store for us this year!
We are currently using the CKLA curriculum and are finding fantastic results. However, we have been printing our own materials from the website. After printing the books and photocopying we have found it difficult for the students. We cannot include important pieces such as table of contents, and we are not able to print and copy them so that they are in proper book format. This makes it difficult for the students to understand how to hold and use books properly. Also when copying, the print is smaller and the pictures are not clear. When working with beginning readers it is important that the print be large and the pictures are clear to support unknown words.
These books include words that our students should be able to blend based on the phonics we have covered so far in our skills classes.
This will give them practice reading and encourage them to become the strong readers they need to be! It is such a huge confidence booster to hold a book in your hands and read it from start to finish.
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