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hurstterri
hurstterri asks:
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What kinds of books are kindergartners expected to read?

In Topics: Kindergarten readiness
> 60 days ago

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kbeardshear
kbeardshear , Parent writes:
Hi there,

In kindergarten kids are just starting to learn letter sounds and beginning phonics, and can usually read simple sentences by the end of the year. A lot of the book reading that goes on in kindergarten, however, parents and kids do together! Reading with your kindergartner is a great way to reinforce blooming literacy skills, and offers the perfect opportunity to help your child practice sounding out words.

For a selection of books that are just right for kindergartners, check out our summer reading recommendations for kindergarten. Again, many of these are too advanced for kindergartners to read on their own, so parent help is key.

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/kindergarten-summer-reading-list/

We also have a series of printable mini-books with very simple stories that are perfect for beginning readers. They're easy to assemble, and kids can color them, too. Here's the link:

http://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/?q=mini+book

Happy reading!
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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
Emergent readers are great to use.  You can find many online to print with different levels of early readers.  You will need both fiction and non-fiction.  There are even short series set to reinforce particular sounds, such as short i, long i, etc.  I've included a few links where these books are available and they are free for you to print.

Enjoy!

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LouiseSattler
LouiseSattler , Child Professional writes:
Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

Children who are entering kindergarten are at either a pre-readiness or readiness level for reading.  The books that are usually offered to this age have a few words or sentences per page with many illustrations to help with comprehension.

You may wish to take a trip to the local library and have the librarian steer you in a direction of books with topics which interest your child.  It is a good idea to mix fiction and non-fiction books starting at this age to expand their interests and knowledge base.

Good pre-readiness/readiness books include the Let's Get Ready to Learn series by Stacey Kannenberg,  Eric Carle series, and Dr. Seuss.  

One important thing to remember is that children at this age love to read and will also emulate the adults in their lives.  So, don't forget to read in front of your child, too!

Good luck and happy reading!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
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rudolffairbanks
rudolffairb... writes:
Hello friend, kindergartners are mostly expected to read comics books.
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