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I love using easy readers to practice specific patterns in reading. We don’t always use easy readers but when we are working on one skill in particular, I love to use an easy reader. These ones always turn out a little silly, which my kids love. Plus they love getting to own their own book and being in charge of that book. They see something special in these books!
The Great Space Race is all about a race to go to different planets. All the planets are named after nouns that follow the a_e silent e pattern. They all have the long a sound. Vase, flame, plane, etc.
How to Set Up the Space Easy Reader
The set up for the book is fairly simply. Just cut the pages in half on the thick line. Align the pages in the right order and staple on the edge.
The worksheets that go with the book are no prep.
How to Use the Space Easy Reader Book
The focus is meant to be on the silent e words, which are all in bold. Each planet in the race features one of these words and is accompanied by a picture. As you can see, it’s kind of a silly picture!
When we use these books we start by going over the rule we are practicing. I might remind them that the silent e makes the a say ‘a’ (long a sound). Depending on the child, we might even practice reading a few of the words. There are two worksheets to go with the book – you might want to use one before and one after!