Growing 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!
Earl then read aloud his welcome message. The letter of the day is circled in the message.
Once we identified the letter of the day, we talked about the items in the “E” bucket.
Then we brainstormed other E words.
Read Aloud: I Spy with My Little Eye, by Edward Gibbs. (E ANIMALS, GIBB)
Read Aloud: Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. (E ANIMALS, ROSE)
Read Along: The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss. (E SEUSS). For Accelerated Reader info go here.
Activity: 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!