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For emerging readers who are building foundational skills you can read a book to your child or they can begin reading simple books to you. After reading the book of their choice, help your child complete the worksheet. This activity will help your child build vocabulary by using their own words to retell parts of the story. It will also lay the foundation for early comprehension skills as they make connections with the events in the story.

The emerging reader worksheets include an option for informational or literature texts.

Literature texts are fiction books written to entertain or evoke a particular emotion. Literature texts are often based on made up characters, stories, and events that might be inspired by real life experiences. Literature texts allow students to explore their imaginations and more complex language and themes.

Informational texts are nonfiction books written to explain information about a particular topic. Informational texts are based on facts or real people, things, and events. Informational texts allow students to learn new information about the world around them.

Click the “reading worksheets” button to download the worksheets.