I’ve created a free Christmas phonics book for kindergartners. The attached book includes letter sounds, short vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends. Kids can read the attached decodable book with sound-by-sound reading strategies. Here it is:
Furthermore, kids can color the book once they’re done reading.
The free phonics book is called “Ken the Elf,” and is leveled for Kindergartners. If your student has already read the short vowel books and consonant digraph books in the Reading Elephant Phonics Books Library, then he should be ready to read, “Ken the Elf.”
Free Christmas Phonics Book
Sight Word Practice
The free Christmas phonics book contains many common sight words. As the teacher, read the story before your student. Locate all sight words. If your student struggles to read a sight word, don’t encourage pure sound-by-sound reading methods. Simply, give her the word!
Since sight words break the phonetic code in some way, kids need to memorize them. Therefore, if your student doesn’t recognize them, put them on flashcards. Let your student memorize them later.
In the free Christmas phonics books Kindergarten, treat the following words as sight words:
to, were, the, said, what, for, Santa, Oh, ho, ho, ho
This means, if your student makes an error on one of the above words, say the sight word aloud.
Short Vowel Sounds
Kids can practice the following short vowel sounds:
a_ as in apple
e_ as in elephant
i_ as in igloo
o_ as in octopus
u_ as in up
Some sample short vowel words include: had, get, can, lot, big, yet. Short vowel sounds are the foundation of reading. Kindergartners need to master short vowel sounds. They also need to develop fluency with short vowel words in order to read fluidly.
The free Christmas phonics book allows kindergartners to practice short vowel sounds.
The attached Christmas phonics book also allows Kindergartners to practice the common consonant digraph “sh.” Some sample consonant digraph words in the story include “shop” and “shall.”
Has your student developed sound-by-sound reading strategies? Then, challenge her a bit and let her practice consonant blends. What are consonant blends? They are nothing more than two or more letter sounds in a row.
For example, in the free Christmas phonics story, the following words contain consonant blends: gift, best, elf.
Your student can read the book several times before the holidays. However, space readings out by at least 48 hours. Don’t let her memorize the book. Memorizing is not reading! Encourage sound-by-sound decoding on all phonetic words.
For complete systematic phonics book sets, discover the Printable Phonics Books Library.