15 Fun, Interactive Mini-Books That Reinforce Early Concepts and Boost Reading Skills
By Nancy I. Sanders
Learning early concepts and reading go hand in hand when children dive into these adorable, reproducible mini-books that celebrate special days all year long. Rhyme, repetition, predictable text, and strong picture clues help kids understand what they read so they can develop essential comprehension skills, learn key early concepts, and strengthen vocabulary. Topics include Thanksgiving, winter holidays, Presidents’ Day, Earth Day, Independence Day, and more. Includes hands-on practice activities that extend and reinforce learning. Linked to national and state language arts standards! 128 pages.
Brainstorm a list of things children might do at night to prepare for the next school day, such as complete their homework, pack school supplies in their bookbag, and set out the clothes they’ll wear. Then have each child write a different activity from the list on each of five index cards and illustrate that activity on the back. Punch a hole in the top left corner of each child’s cards, bind them with a metal ring, and have the child use the cards as a nightly reminder to prepare ahead for the next school day!