Emergent readers are students who are beginning to demonstrate sound/symbol relationships, possess phonemic awareness, a sense of story (beginning, middle, end), and show listening (receptive) and retelling (expressive) skills.
The following tools may be useful for supporting emergent readers:
Tar Heel Reader – a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
Predictable Chart Writing
See Dave’s Literacy and Disability site (David Koppenhaver) for additional resources for low incidence emergent reader instruction
Bookworm – turns any book into a switch-adapted audiobook by using the included SD card to record library of books.
Literactive – phonemic awareness and phonics activities (PreK – 2nd Grade)
Storyline Online – stars reading picture books
Storytime -MEL (Michigan E Library)