Your new reader has just mastered her phonics lessons; she’s reading with some fluency. But summer vacation is here. She won’t have access to classroom readers. Do you buy a set of classroom readers to keep up her momentum? You can but you don’t need to; there are free printable reading books, phonics books, spelling, vocabulary and grade leveled readers right here on the Internet. Or maybe you need some summer enrichment writing activities for your reluctant reader. He’s not too crazy about reading to start with, and you are concerned about how the long summer will affect his phonics and reading skills. Certainly you need some reading and writing activities that your children will enjoy. You will also want free printable reading books, phonics books, spelling and writing activities that are easy to manage.
Most people hire a tutor for their children for the sole purpose that they feel inadequately prepared to teach their own children. It’s important that if you elect to tutor your child at home, you feel confident and prepared. As a teacher,parent and former homeschooler myself, I can assure you that you can tutor your children at home. With the multitude of free printable reading books, spelling, writing activities and phonics lessons available, all you really need to do is assemble some materials for your child, spend a few moments each day on the writing activities, monitor his progress, and most importantly, relax and have fun.
This link offers over 30 free printable reading books and leveled readers to cut, color and assemble. Making booklets will be fun for you and your child to enjoy together. Print these booklets free of charge by simply submitting a valid email address. There are no fees. Naturally, Reading A-Z hopes that you may purchase more of their fine materials. That is your choice. Meanwhile you may enjoy the free booklets. These books are written according to grade level. There are stories that introduce science, social studies and other school content, while practicing phonics, syllables and spelling patterns. Enchanted Learning has more free printable reading books and leveled readers and booklets. DL-TK has many free printable reading books and leveled readers for preschool, emergent reader and early readers.
Here are literacy lessons to use these phonics books. First, select a book to print that is below your child’s current reading level. This will give him a sense of success when he finds that he can read it. Ask him to help you make a collection of books. You might refer to the making and reading of the books as her “summer job’. Read the book aloud to your child. Allow him to read it back to you several times. Make a small note on the back of the book recording each time he read, how fast he read and how many correct words. Make a big deal about improvement. Downplay mistakes. When he has mastered his story, he gets to color it and create a book cover. Summer reading practice at home can be a delightful time of bonding. Be sure to spend time cuddling while you read, too.