Posted in 3-4 yr olds, 5-6 yr olds, Phonics, Reading Tips

Books for Emergent Readers- Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has produced a book that even the most reluctant reader is sure to love. It is bright, funny, imaginative and weird all in one.  I have always found that emergent readers just love to dive into this book and read it again and again.  You’ve got to love the title!

This split-page book  allows emergent readers to create their own story by simply turning the flaps. There are just an amazing amount of hilarious combinations for your child to create.  How about a duck in your lemonade?  Fancy jam in your bath? Surely you’d just adore custard on your toes!!!

Once again important  “tricky words” or “Dolch words” are covered ( do, you, like, your) .  You know my thoughts on practicing tricky words by now!  I love that fact that the same 4 tricky words along with “on” and “in” appear page after page. This will really support your child to either learn or consolidate ( know for once and for all 😉 ) these words.

There are some words to test your childs phonetic decoding skills such as chip, toast, bath, toothbrush, powder, ice, cube.  The clear illustrations will provide a visual clue. I would encourage you to get your child to sound out these words anyway. Practice makes perfect and relying on just visual clues will not a proficient reader make. What happens when there are fewer or no pictures?!

My old friend Book Depository is selling Ketchup On Your Cornflakes for 6.88Euro. Please click here for a link.

Not all of Nick Sharratt’s books have such simple text and limited words. I would recommend that you get this one first.

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂

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