You know when you don’t see a person ever in your life and then you meet them and you see them every where?
This is now happening to me with Read Together Books . Read Together Books are those books that the emergent reader can’t yet read independently in their entirety but that they can tackle with the help of a grown up. Sometimes the picture gives just enough support for the child to read the last word in a sentence. Sometimes the book rhymes just enough for the grown up to place their finger under the last word on the page and just by completing the rhyme, the child has the feeling of “reading” the word. Sometimes, a word is repeated often enough and in isolation that the child can “read” it.
These little confidence boosters can sometimes be all a child needs to push them from the world of the non-reader into that magical world of reading.
My latest discovery is Jump! by Scott M. Fischer. In this story, the emergent reader is helped by rhyme and repetition as animals do their best to escape from their larger friends.
Since reading about Read Together Books, have you found any? Please feel free to comment if you have so I can add to my growing list…