Using Early Reader Printables: Word Paths

Word path or mazes are a fun way to learn and read words. You can do these early reader printables many different ways. They are among my favorite early reader printables. I want to show you a few ways that we use these printables. One again we are using the printables from Early Reader Printables: BOB Books Set 1.

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What you used for these activities: word path from Early Reader Printables BOB Books Set 1, small buttons, dot marker, pencil with fun eraser for pointer, and window guide.

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I love using the guide window when they are younger to read when we are doing the word paths. I make two different types: one with a big window and one with a small window. I cut them out and them laminate them. I use the Scotch Thermal Laminator for all my laminating. These help give them a focus area while reading the words.

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I place the reading window on the word path. I get her a pointer and have her read the line of words. I make sure she points to each word as she goes across the page. A few times I will ask her to find me a word on the row of words. As she finishes a line she moves the window to the next line. We may read all the lines of just few lines of the word path.

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The next fun activity we do is a hands on fine motor while doing the word path. I like to use small objects while doing this activity. This time we used small buttons.

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The final time through the word path we use a dot marker. I love using them because they are fun. She loves to stamp the pages.

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These activities could also be used with any of the Word Family Paths, Romping & Roaring ABC Letter Mazes and Sight Word Mazes in the Romping & Roaring Sight Word Sets.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this Using Early Reader Printabes BOB Books Set 1:

Using Early Reader Printables: Dice Printables Using Early Reader Printables: Word Sorting Using Early Reader Printables: Read, Write, & Stamp

Also don’t forget to check out all the Early Reader Printables that go with the BOB Books Sets 1 through 5.

BOB Books Printables Round Up - 3Dinosaurs.com

Looking for more Learning to Read Printables check these out:

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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5 Responses to Using Early Reader Printables: Word Paths

  1. Summer says:

    Great ideas – I will have to try them with my daughter.

  2. I love these ideas here! I’ll pin these for using in the fall with my boys when we get to sight words.

    Thanks for linking up with the Thoughtful Spot!

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  4. I love the reading window- very cool!

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