Emergent books typically have more text than books at the pre-emergent level but still feature large print and plenty of white space. Emergent readers have more text to decode and a more complex storyline to follow.
Children at the emergent reading level will:
Activities to do at home:
- Use playdough to create letters and words. It is a great way to learn letter sounds and letter identification, fine motor skills as well as word building skills.
- Play sight word bingo. Create a bingo board with sight words, frequently used words or words your child may need help sounding out. This will be a fun game as well as help your child with spelling, reading, and oral language.
- When reading a story, stop and ask questions. Have your child predict how the story will end.
Emergent Readers have orange labels on the spine.