Early Readers On My iPad

Hi everyone,

If you follow my TPT store, you may have noticed that I have been making some new early readers to go with my units and craftivities. This all started when my buddy Nicole over at Today In Second Grade created a book to go with her Leprechauns craft. I fell in love with the book but couldn't quite use it with my kiddies because the vocabulary was too difficult for my littles... So I had to get to work and create my own! HA!

I started with a little book for my leprechaun craft and then went on to make MORE! My kids love them :)

With every book that I make, I always create a full-page version for my read aloud. I make this one with colorful clip art, of course!
I also make the same book in a half-page version with black and white clip art.

Once I have read the book to my kiddies, I give them their very own book and they use it as a shared reader! They read the book with a partner and do a word hunt. I always ask them to hunt for specific sounds and/or words. For example, if we are working on the sneaky E, they have to find words with a silent e and highlight those words in their book. Once we have worked with our readers, they can then color the pictures to make the book their own. My students literally gobble this activity up!! It's amazing to watch them reading their stories with their partners and looking for words in their books :)

Want to know how I read the teacher version of my book?? I use my iPAd! This way, I don't have to use up any color ink to print the book! HA! I'm all about saving my ink ;)

The kids love that I read them the book on my iPad. For some reason, it makes it THAT much more exciting! Hehehe

Let me show you how I save the book onto my iPad. 
First, I saved my book as a PDF. (If you purchase my early readers, it will already be saved as a PDF for you)
All I have to do is drag the PDF file into my iTUNES and then sync it with my iPad. Just like if I was syncing my music to my iPad or iPhone! It's THAT easy!!

Once it is synced, I can find all my readers in my iBooks app on my iPad.

It's so easy to find my books once I get to school. They are always all at the same place :)

You can find my Easy Readers in my TPT store HERE.

I hope you like them!

Later gators,

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  1. I think you just made my life easier! :-) Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

  2. I'm all about integrating technology to make things easier (and save paper and precious color ink). I am going to have to try this on my school iPad! Thanks for the tip. :)

    You Might Be a First Grader….

    1. No problem! Any idea that involves me saving ink is at the top of my priority list! Hehehe!

  3. What a fun way to read your books with them! I had no idea you could do that. Thanks for the tutorial!!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

    1. No problem! I'm glad you found it useful :)

  4. How can I save the file from my PC to itunes? I am not computer savvy at all. This is a great idea. I struggle(my wallet) with printing in color.

    1. Just drag the file into your iTunes folder and that should do the trick! No saving needed :)


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