This little boy is outside. What does he see?
This delightful, four-color First Little Reader correlates to Guided Reading Level A, and includes the following features:
• consistent text placement on each page
• one to two lines of text per page
• short sentences with repetitive sentence structure
• repeated and recognizable high-frequency sight words
• rhyming text to build recognition of word families and other phonics skills
• engaging illustrations that closely match the text
• a familiar story theme that connects to children’s experiences and interests
• a draw-and-write reproducible page to extend the learning!
How to use this product:
After Reading: Encourage children to respond to what they’ve read by asking them what they liked most and least about the story. To assess their reading comprehension, ask children to do an oral retelling of the story.
Next, ask children to reflect on their experience reading the book. Where did they encounter problems and what did they do to solve them? Review parts of the text that children found challenging. Remind children to apply their knowledge of sound-spelling relationships when they get stuck on unfamiliar words. Also encourage them to use context clues in the text and pictures to figure out meaning.
You might also use this time to teach a mini-lesson on a particular phonics skill or to model good reading behaviors. For example, to demonstrate how punctuation affects your inflection, read aloud part of the text using somewhat exaggerated expression. Repeat the demonstration and then ask children to
read aloud with you. If children have difficulty reading dialogue, demonstrate how to make the voices of each character distinct. Again, after you have read a sentence with expression, invite children to echo your reading.
You can help children build reading confidence by having them read each book several times. For more practice, children can pair up to read a book together and help each other with unfamiliar words. Again, tap into each child’s progress by listening to individuals read aloud and by keeping notes.