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Valentines Easy Reader
This Valentine’s Day easy reader was a really fun one to make! I wanted to focus on the silent e with long i sound (like in Valentine and mine). The book is all about figuring out who is the speaker’s Valentine. The pages go through a few facts about the Valentine until revealing the person at the end. It’s a repetitive book and each page features an i_e word.
How to Set Up the Valentines Easy Reader
Simply cut once along the solid line in the middle of the page. Arrange the pages in order (unless you’re using the Teachers Version). Then staple on the sides.
Brand New: Teachers Version! If you need 2 or more books or want black and white, print the teachers version! You can staple before cutting and there will be no rearranging of papers! I tried to make it super simple because I cannot imagine how tedious it would be to put together 30 books with rearranging. Honestly, I probably just wouldn’t do it.
Finally, I also added a name spot on the Teachers Version worksheets as well. Can’t have a bunch of pages hanging around with no names!
Using the Valentines Easy Reader
We are using these easy readers for practicing specific skills. So I’ve been just giving the books to Royal (7). He’s a pretty adept reader but sometimes the silent e words give him pause. Each page says “My Valentine is ____” or “My Valentine has a ____” or some very similar variation. The last word is always an i_e word.
I try to listen as he reads but reserve my corrections until the end. Very often they will correct themselves. And with the pictures there, it helps to jog their memory.
The worksheets are very simple. The dot marker page features 15 words. They dot the ones with the silent e and long i. At the bottom there are two sentences where they can fill in the missing words.
The second page features a wordsearch with some of the i_e words. At the bottom is space to write a sentence or two using the i_e words.