I'm on a roll. Just finished Chapter 3. Reading this reminded me of my son, Paul. He is 4 and definitely in this stage. I'm reminded that kids at this age, read the books by pictures. Something I think we need to let our parents know is okay. Most parents don't understand that reading pictures is a way of reading a book and the first steps to reading.
From being a previous Pre-K 3's, Pre-K 4's, and 2nd teacher, a lot of these things ring true and I have seen. I love the fact that I am able to read these are refresh my ideas on some techniques that can be used at the beginning stages of reading. I really feel that the picture walks, vocabulary, and prior knowledge are really important when also working with your ELL learners. Helping them connect to the text is also very important.
Till Chapter 4, Happy Reading.