Pre-emergent books are for the brand new reader. These books contain large print, few words per page and large pictures. Many pre-emergent readers include a list of the high-frequency words used in the books.
Children at a pre-emergent reading level will:
Activities to do at home:
- Be aware that text should be read from left to right and from the top of the page to the bottom
- Know that printed words have meaning
- Use pictures as clues to help decode the words
- Help your child make connections between what he or she reads and similar experiences he has felt, saw in a movie, or read in another book.
- Help your child monitor his or her understanding of what he or she reads. Ask questions, ask them to retell you what they have read or draw a picture of their favorite part.
- Discuss the meanings of unknown words, both those he reads and those he hears in conversations.
Pre-emergent Easy Readers at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library are identified by a white spine label. Each label has a letter of the alphabet, indicating the first letter of the author's last name.