Dear Readers

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ESL/EFL Preschool Teachers said...

Love your blog, all your ideas are great for English Language Learners, I posted a link to your blog at my Facebook Group: ESL/EFL Preschool Teachers.
Thanks for sharing,
Rosa Amelia

Michelle said...

Thank you Rosa! I became a fan of your facebook page. Your blogger profile is not public. If you make it public, I could link to your blog from your comment.
Here's a link to a post to build vocabulary I think you may find helpful.

Lauren said...

Hi Michelle. Thanks for the comment on my site! We have just started to read and my son is 3.5 we are working with the sight words first starting with the ones that are used most frequently.

I would like to start with him on sounding words out and could use some resources for teaching letter sounds.

Im going to look through the links youve provided on your site as they all look great!!!

Michelle said...

Hi, Lauren. I'll work on some posts with advice to sound out words for you. I hope you find some helpful info on my blog.

Laurie said...

Hi, I just found your blog this week. My daughter is 3.5 and has known her basic letter sounds for about a year and all of a sudden the blending sounds clicked and she is obsessed w/ a sight words dvd (cute graphics, she catches on fast, etc), so she is learning both together, though I am more excited about the phonics stuff. She loves letter magnets and and not so much the short stories of beginner phonics books (she would prefer longer books w/more developed stories at this point, though I do encourage, I want her to keep loving this. Thanks so much for your site and tips! I plan on putting together a magnetic letters set w/ the magnet board soon. We have some really nice wood letter sets from Dollar Tree, but I like red/blue ones you have for teaching phonics rules. Thanks again! Love the site! I think you have simplified the subject enough to help parents w/out overloading them w/lots of phonics rules all at once.

Michelle said...

Thanks Laurie!
You just made my day. My goal has been to simplify this subject without overloading.
I write at Squidoo. Here's my profile.
You will find some helpful information and links to good books for beginning readers. Scholastic Hello Readers and a series of books sets called Brand New Readers especially the red set are my favorites.
You can preteach sounding out some of the difficult words with magnetic letters before reading a book. I made a post about this recently.