Emergent Readers for Eager Readers  (Bats Unit)
by Marilyn Andersen

The Emergent Reader mini-books were created for the reading enjoyment of children in kindergarten. Children are eager to read, but there aren't many books available or affordable at their level of reading. They will have success with these beginning readers.

Bats Unit (3 Books)

  • Book 1 -

  • Book 2 -
    Bats Eat

  • Book 3 -
    We See Bats

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All the Emergent Reader books are available for immediate download in Adobe Acrobat Format.  Once you have downloaded the files, print a Master Copy on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper.  The pages may then be copied front and back to 8.5 X 11 copy paper.  To assemble, cut each page in half and staple on the left hand edge.  They will make a book 8.5 X 5.5 inches in size.  You can make a set for each student to assemble and color, or assemble them yourself as a classroom set.

Emergent Readers use patterned language for easy reading and introduce sight words.

Your students will enjoy reading the Emergent Readers in small guided reading groups. They can also be placed in book boxes for independent reading, or placed in the book bags for take home reading with parents.

Additional Activities:

  1. Make two copies of the book text on sentence strips for a pocket chart.
    Children can match the text with the second copy.
  2. Use wikki-stix for finding targeted letters or words.
  3. Use the pattern for interactive writing and continue the story on chart paper.
  4. Enlarge the books to "Big Book" size and use for shared reading.