My girls love reading books, but often struggle with words they might not know. I made these Early Reader Paper Plates for a lot of their favorite books. It is an easy early reading practice that you can use. These are fun to see how your child is reading and see where they need help.
No Time for Flash Card had a great post called Learning on The Go. I took this idea and used it with some of Rose’s early reader books. These can be made for any book your child is reading. They don’t take long to make and help give them a goal while reading.
What you need: book, paper plate, and marker.
I wrote words from the book around the plate. I tried to put in words that were not her sight words or word family words and where not easy for her to tap out. A star (*) was put by the first word to give her a starting point. I also tired to work on one word per page for some of the plates. Then I cut between the names.
Rose and I read over the names on the plate. My use reading the names she is sure of the sounds and how to pronounce them. I explained how she would use the plate. Each time she came to a name on the plate she would fold the name down. She would turn the plate and read looking for the next work. Rose then started reading her book.
Rose enjoyed reading this way. It made some of the harder words in her books easier. Rose also asked that I make a few more plates for her to use. I did her DK Readers: Meet the Dinosaurs. It took 2 plates, but was just as much fun for Rose to use.
This could be adapted for many different levels of reading. You can use it as a way to get a child who does not want to read to finish a book. It gives them points along the way of reading and a goal to finish the book.
Check out these other Early Reading Activities & Printables:
- Early Reading Books We Like & Use
- Using Early Reader Printables: Word Sorting
- BOB Books Printables: Set 1 Book 1 Mat & 2 Sam
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