Thursday, September 9, 2010

Emergent Story Books in the Classroom Library

"Read it again!" the kindergarten kids say.  We read these familiar titles over and over again in the fall of kindergarten so kids strengthen their reading muscles before they begin to read conventionally.  Following the research of Elizabeth Sulzby, we put the books out in the classroom library after repeated readings so kids can read them during reading workshop.

Click on the following links to learn more about Elizabeth Sulzby:

For her bio

For part of her research, click on this page and scroll down to the section, Children's Concepts of Literacy

The pictures below show some ways that a few kindergarten teachers have made the Emergent Story Books (a.k.a. Star Books or Old Favorites) easily accessible to their students for book shopping and independent reading.