When searching for the right materials for beginning reader ELL students, it can be a challenging to find ones that are scaffolded in their progression so that learners can build a solid foundation before moving on to the next skill. This is why our series of Emergent and Transitional eBooks and learning videos move at a slow pace and build from one to two to three- and four-word phrases, etc. While our previous collection of videos read by Timmy Ridday focused on introducing students to single CVC words, this next set of videos builds on that knowledge and combines CVC words with sight words. And in keeping with a similar format, these new videos also follow a repetitive pattern, allowing students to hear the phrases/sentences at a normal pace, at a slower pace, and finally presented without audio so that students may practice reading on their own. Below is a breakdown of what the series includes, alongside sample videos that you can try out!
1. CVC & Sight Word Videos
2. CVC & Sight Words Videos
4. Mixed Sentences
The CVC & Sight Words videos are now available in both online and offline formats for your convenience and are suitable for both classroom and at-home use. Explore our purchasing options to learn more and stay tuned as we continue to expand our collection of reading videos.
In addition to our eBooks and reading videos, we also offer reading assessment forms that can be used to evaluate your ELL students’ reading skills. See Early Reading Assessment Tools to learn more about their benefits and how they can help you track your students’ progress.
At Education by Shala Books, we are always looking for ways to enhance our existing resources. So when Timmy Riday, an English teacher in China, proposed the creation of reading videos to accompany our existing sets of Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks, it was an idea we jumped on as we could see the value in them for learners. Do you have an idea that you feel would benefit ELL students? If so, feel free to contact us – we are always open to hearing great ideas and adding them to our site!