Trying to find the right set of beginner readers for your child can be a difficult task – as a parent, I know, as I’ve been there myself, which is why our series of free online audio Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks were developed. What separates our resources from others is the slow build that takes place between each level so that your child can progress comfortably at their own pace.
Our Emergent Readers series begins with a set of eBooks that focus solely on CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words like “cat,” “dog,” “pig,” etc. and once your child is secure with these words, sight words like “a,” “the,” and “it” are introduced in the next set. As your child advances through the levels, the difficulty increases as they begin to learn new mixes of words that can be phonetically sounded out and additional sight words. Below is an overview of how our eBooks are levelled in the whole collection:
Our CVC Words Emergent Readers are the first collection in our series of eBooks, introducing young learners to the fundamentals of reading. These consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) eBooks introduce one or two words a page with an audio button beside the word(s) and a picture on the facing page, making them the perfect learning model for very young readers. Beginning readers can understand the meaning of the word from the picture, while listening to the correct pronunciation and sounding out the word(s).
CVC & Sight Words
Once early readers have mastered reading our CVC Word series of eBooks they can progress to the CVC & Sight Words Emergent Readers collection, where eBooks progress from 2 words to full sentences that include both CVC and sight words. Sight words are words that appear frequently in texts, words like “and, am, see, one, the, it, is, I, he, she, we, my,” and many more. There are about 100 sight words in the English language and when children identify them by sight they can read much more fluently and fluidly.
Early readers are introduced to a consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant combination in our CCVC Words Emergent Readers, the third set in our series of eBooks for young readers. The double consonant blends and digraphs in the words give beginning readers the practice they need reading four letter words that begin with consonant clusters, and helps children who are learning how to read build their vocabulary.
CVC, CCVC & Sight Words
Our set of CVC, CCVC & Sight Words eBooks encourage children to read whole sentences and learn new vocabulary. eBooks in this collection combine CVC & CCVC words with sight words, so that young readers can practice reading everything they have learned in our Emergent Readers progression of eBooks thus far. Early readers practice reading two-word eBooks in this collection and then progress to whole sentences.
Our CVCC Words Emergent Readers are the fifth set in our series of eBooks for children; here young readers are introduced to consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant word patterns. Beginning readers learn how to read four-letter words ending with two consonants, promoting their reading progress by offering them additional vocabulary in new word structures.
CVC, CCVC, CVCC & Sight Words
The CVC, CCVC, CVCC & Sight Words eBooks are the final set in the series. eBooks in this collection combine CVC, plural CVC, CCVC and CVCC words with sight words, so that young readers can review and practice vocabulary they have already been presented with. In this set of eBooks, readers learn about sentence structures, recognizing sight words and understanding where they belong in a sentence; they also learn how to build their own sentences.
Our CCVCC Words Transitional Readers are the first set in our next series and can be read independently by young children or as guided practice with an adult. These eBooks are divided in two ways to suit your child’s learning needs: by common initial sounds and by common ending sounds, and are recommended reading once your child is comfortable with our Emergent Readers collection.
The CVCe Words Transitional Readers set encompasses a variety of words in the consonant-vowel-consonant-e pattern such as “bike,” “lake,” “mule,” etc., giving beginning readers reading practice and teaching them new vocabulary.
CVV & CVVC Words
Early readers are introduced to both consonant-vowel-vowel and consonant-vowel-vowel-consonant combinations in our CVV & CVVC Words Transitional Readers collection, the third and final set in our series of eBooks for young readers.
Our online eBooks can be used in so many ways; for ideas on how to use the various functions on our eBooks such as flipbook, translate, and drawing mode, see our Tutorial section. To learn some great ways to help your child learn how to read, check out: Fun Reading Activities for Kids.