Illustrate 'n' Read booklets:
I Like Trees|
These are patterned reading booklets. Patterned reading materials help beginning readers by giving them
confidence in their ability to read, by helping them learn to recognize some sight words, and by giving
them practice in getting word cues from illustrations.
My experience with beginning readers is that they have more of a sense of ownership, and therefore a desire
to read, if they themselves have helped to create the booklet in some way. That's why I've developed the
Illustrate 'n' Read series of booklets.
Instructions: download the 2 pages, cut them into fourths, and staple to form a booklet. Go through the
booklet with your child the first time, having him or her draw pictures on each page to illustrate the text.
With a little practice, your child can then enjoy reading the booklet alone.