A simple introduction to magnets, using an easy-to-read text that incorporates phonics instruction.
Children's LiteratureEach of the titles in this series follows a standard format. After the table of contents page there is a letter directed to parents or caregivers. It explains the purpose of these early readers which is to teach specific phonic sound and words that kids would normally encounter. The opposing page contains a Mother Goose rhyme, many of which will be known, but some may be more obscure and difficult for kids to relate to, but they do contain the phonic sounds emphasized in the book. The simple text is printed in large type and most of the page is filled with a crisp, clear colorful photograph. The books are available in three levels (A, B, and C) and the complexity increases as you move along in the alphabet with longer sentences, multi-syllabic words and a decrease in rebus support. At the end of each title there is a word list, game that reinforces the learning objective (instructions provided), and a very short bibliography of at least three age appropriate and fairly recent titles that complement and or expand on the focus of the text. There is also an index. A magnet is shown, but the explanation of how it works and why it only picks up metal objects is not explained here. Other books will be needed to provide that information. Not as informative as some of the others in the series, in spite of being more interactive and asking questions about what was seen or learned. Part of the "Compass Point Phonics Readers" series, Set A. 2004, Compass Point, Ages 6 to 7.
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