Growing Readers–Eye Spy

earlGrowing Readers is a read aloud/read along storytime for emerging readers.  We began as usual with Earl the Elephant singing Willoughby Wallaby Woo.  The kids love when Earl sits on them!









welcomeEarl then read aloud his welcome message.  The letter of the day is circled in the message.







e bucketOnce we identified the letter of the day, we talked about the items in the “E” bucket.










word cloudThen we brainstormed other E words.










i spy with my little eyeRead Aloud:  I Spy with My Little Eye, by Edward Gibbs.  (E ANIMALS, GIBB)










duck rabbitRead Aloud: Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.  (E ANIMALS, ROSE)










eye bookRead Along: The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss.  (E SEUSS).  For Accelerated Reader info go here.










binocular craftActivity: I Spy binoculars.  Basic toilet paper roll binoculars.  We played with them trying to spy things that start with a certain letter.  This kind of play promotes letter knowledge, plus it’s easy and fun!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s