If you didn’t notice, the Teaching Reading with Bob Books curriculum is done. Over the years, I have taught my way through the Bob Books series again and again. The question is what to do when you reach the end.
So, are we done?
Most children who get through the Bob Books series are still only beginning to flex their reading muscles.
Where do I go? How do I continue teaching reading? Some children will take off on their own and hardly need a lesson — which is what my oldest child did — but my little girls still need daily, incremental coaching.
After Bob Books, I move on to the Treadwell Readers. I’ve mentioned this before, and this is where the post-Bob-Books lessons will come from. I know a lot of people like to transition into the more modern Easy Readers. I use those for free reading. But for lessons, I prefer the structure of old-fashioned readers, which are designed to increase in difficulty, introduce all the phonics sounds, and also cultivate a love of good literature. These readers even incorporate poetry, which takes special skill and art to learn to read well.
Teaching Reading with Bob Books: All Sets Complete Package
ALL of our phonics lessons for Bob Books Sets 1-5 as well as the Kindergarten and First Grade Sight Words Sets, put in our ideal order, along with binder cards, and the My First 100 Books List all in an easily printable format. This is the simplest, easiest, most user-friendly version of my curriculum for these sets!
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