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Mama Rex & T: The Reading Champion

Mama Rex & T: The Reading Champion

by Rachel Vail, Steve Bjorkman
     
 

In The Reading Champion--the first Mama Rex & T in the Scholastic Reader format--T learns how to read.

T is frustrated. He can't read one single word and his best friend Walter can read whole books all by himself!
When his teacher helps him unlock the secret of reading, T is thrilled. Starting with sounding out one word (F-A-T), soon T is reading whole

Overview

In The Reading Champion--the first Mama Rex & T in the Scholastic Reader format--T learns how to read.

T is frustrated. He can't read one single word and his best friend Walter can read whole books all by himself!
When his teacher helps him unlock the secret of reading, T is thrilled. Starting with sounding out one word (F-A-T), soon T is reading whole sentences. At the end of this charming story that will strike close to home for so many readers, T reads to Mama Rex at bedtime.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
At some point in his or her life, every person who is literate has gone through the process of learning to read. This book is designed for children who are still working at that process, but have progressed to a longer story with paragraphs and chapters. Ironically, the story is about a dinosaur named T who is just learning to read. The book illustrates the learning process as T learned the word, "Fat" and subsequently how he learned to read many more books. This book is a "Scholastic Reader" Level Three book, which means that it is still filled with pictures to illustrate the story, but the text blocks are larger with longer words and sentences. The end of the book has a fluency drill, to teach children to quickly recognize the words without reading them in a story context. This is to help with word recognition and reading comprehension. This series is designed to get children interested in reading and to teach them that they can read by themselves. 2004, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic Inc, Ages 5 to 7.
—Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-These easy-readers are for students who are ready to take on longer stories with paragraphs. The third in a series, Batman will appeal to children because of its colorful comic-book illustrations. In this installment, the Dark Knight solves the mystery of why hats are disappearing all over Gotham City and foils an evil villain's plot. It has chapters and full pages of text, which make it more sophisticated than the other two offerings. In Fluffy, a guinea pig imagines himself as the hero in "Jack and the Beanstalk." Plot and cartoon artwork seem more on target for a younger crowd than the readability indicates. In Mama Rex, a young dinosaur who is having trouble reading learns a special trick from his teacher that soon has him off and running. The straightforward language and appealing illustrations capture T's frustration and enthusiasm. Batman and Mama Rex can be used to supplement beginning-reader sections or in classroom libraries where they can be matched to individual reading groups. Fluffy will have a more difficult time finding an audience.-Sandra Kitain, Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439578226
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Scholastic Reader Series: Level 3
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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