Sharks Emergent Reader | Homeschool | Early Readers

This week our Big Readers Series is back with Sharks emergent reader! It's a great little ebook for kids around a first grade level to read online or print and read in real life! It is perfect for homeschool, after school, or even just for fun!




As you know, I started making these a few weeks ago because I have a kiddo who has reached a  point where he thinks his reading skills are a little too cool for picture books, but they're not quite ready for chapter books. It's a tricky stage because I want to nurture their new skills without telling them that they should be reading "baby books."

Sharks is a little bit harder than the other emergent readers...it has words like "ocean" and "electricity" and a couple longer passages. But, they are offset by a couple very short passages and some super cool artwork! It first took my son about 10 minutes to read, but after reading it once a day for a couple days, he's down to 5 minutes.

I especially love that it's shark themed because Shark Week is coming up and we seriously LOVE to celebrate it! It's one of my favorite homeschool unit studies every year!

Anyway, if you have an emergent reader and would like to request a topic, shoot me an email! Otherwise, I'm trying to get one on my list up each week.  I printed a copy out, stapled it together, and we're reading it once a day for 4-5 days.

My son reads these things everywhere. Homeschool happens everywhere and, really, you can read anywhere you want!

And, like the others, my almost-6th grader still thinks the facts are super fun and totally worth the whole one or two minutes it might take her to read! It might have been super easy for her to read, but she had a great time doing it!



And you could easily combine it with other shark or ocean animal activities as part of an exciting homeschool Ocean Unit!






And if you're looking for more homeschool unit studies, be sure to check out our growing collection here!



Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!

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