Everyone knows how much I love books. I love writing stories, reading for pleasure or to gain knowledge and of course, reading to and with my readers. I get so excited when I stumble across new books. Today I wanted to share with you all about a new favorite set of mine that is perfect for early readers: Mush Mush Sight Word Readers.
These stories are written by author, Joanna Merideth, a former teacher who has a huge passion for getting books into the hands of readers. She wrote these stories with her students in mind, knowing how hard it is to find great books for those early readers. She focuses on making engaging stories that are readable for those readers, concentrating on sight words. As we all know, the more resources we have to practice sight words, the better. These books are especially fantastic since they give those early readers a chance to read the sight words in context! I can’t stress enough the importance of readers seeing things in context, rather than just alone on a card. In context means they are understanding the meaning and use of the words at the same time. Yay!
The first book in the set introduces readers to Mush Mush, the beloved cat. It’s a perfect way to get readers excited about these stories.
These books are so colorful, readers are instantly interested in reading them. They also stay engaged while reading the entire text as they flip each page to see the new illustrations and repetitive text.
Let’s look even closer:
Those early readers greatly benefit from pointing at each word to help them recognize words and not skip any. The little paw prints under each word make tracking simple for readers!
Having an image above challenging words is super helpful when decoding is too challenging based on a reader’s current stage.
Isn’t it the best when you already have questions and activities ready for your readers?? These questions and activity idea will help you always feel prepared!
Simply checking the back of the book will let you know what sight words are focused on in each story. Perfect way to know which words to introduce or review during word work.