Nursery Rhymes Beginning with F

Read these 10 nursery rhymes beginning with F to a beginning reader. The rhymes will help them associate the letter F with the sound it makes. Freddie and the Cherry Tree Freddie saw some fine ripe cherriesHanging on a cherry-tree,And he said, “You pretty cherries,Will you not come down to me?” Freddie jumped, and tried […]

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Nursery Rhymes Beginning with B

Have you ever seen a beginning reader pretend to read a story or poem, but really they’re just reciting it from memory? My daughter does this and I love it. In these moments, she sees herself as a reader. When she pretends to read, she builds her confidence with reading and becomes more interested in […]

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Letter Sounds in “The Farm Yard Alphabet”

Early on, beginning readers should learn the easiest letter sounds, which are the single-sound consonants. These are the 16 consonant letters in the English alphabet that each make only one sound. Beautifully illustrated ABC books from the public domain can be used to share these letter sounds with beginning readers. One of my favorite books […]

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