Aa: See It Say It Hear It

Aa: See It Say It Hear It

by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

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Children's Literature
Basic phonics, featuring the long vowel sounds located within a word, are highlighted and incorporated into two sentences or about ten to fifteen words per page. Each of the unrelated sentences, all declarative with one ending question, makes a statement on the right hand side of the spread while the left features a photograph of a child doing something the text has mentioned. Children in the winsomely posed photos represent a variety of cultures, are within the target age group of this series and are depicted with family members or friends as often as they are shown alone. For the new reader, the context of the picture provides some support for identifying unfamiliar words. At the end, four more isolated words incorporating the specific letter are shown. Words in the text are regrouped as nouns (proper, plural, and common), pronouns, adverbs, verbs, and adjectives with a pronouncing guide. Children may use this guide to review what they can recognize without sentence, picture, or context clues. Teachers will need to remind children to use the guide for unfamiliar names and words because not all a sounds in the words in this book are long. While the series represents a considerable investment, it will be useful to individual readers for decoding practice and could be one part of a well-balanced classroom collection that includes both fiction and nonfiction. A Sandcastle level 3 book in the "Long Vowels" series. 2000, Sandcastle/ABDO, $18.50. Ages 6 to 7. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Long Vowels Series
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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