Oh my! It has been a very long time since I published a set of reading cards from our Book of the Week series!
Despite my not publishing a new set of reading cards in over a year (eek!), I have continued to make them for my beginning readers to increase their reading fluency.
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This week, we’re reading an oldie but goodie: The Cat in the Hat!
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How We Implement Book of the Week in our Homeschool
The idea behind book of the week is pretty simple:
→ Choose one high-quality children’s book to read aloud each day of the week.
→ Choose several of the book’s more challenging and/or high-frequency words and write them on cards.
→ After reading the book, my daughter independently finds those words throughout the book.
My goal is to increase my daughter’s reading fluency and this has proven to be a very effective reading strategy for us!
Each day, we read The Cat in the Hat together. Our morning snack break is usually a good time for us to read our Book of the Week and talk about the story.
My daughter and I then go over each of the reading words taken from the book. I read them aloud and she repeats the words after me. If she is able to read the words on her own without my help, even better!
Lastly, I choose 5-7 cards each day and she finds those words in the story. I rotate the group of cards from day to day, so she will learn all 16 by the end of the week.
My young readers always love this reading activity! Since they are big ‘I Spy’ fans, they consider this to be the reading version. 🙂
Give reading cards with The Cat in the Hat a try this week!
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