Parade Day

Parade Day

by Judy Kentor Schmauss, Randy Chewning
     
 

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This is volume one, Reading Level 2, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids’ reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one…  See more details below

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This is volume one, Reading Level 2, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2)for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kids’ reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the book’s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include “Fun Facts” to enrich children’s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kids’ interests where more information about each book’s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each book’s words into “decodable” words—those containing the book’s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 for kindergarten and grade 1. “Parade Day” is a story that covers the “long a” sound.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-Using words that focus on a long-vowel sound, these simple stories are geared for children learning to read independently using phonetics. In the first title, Joe Boat wants to roam but must stay at home to help the other boats. In Luke's Mule, the animal has a blue plume that he trades for a blue cube. Parade Day descibes a great day with lots of entertainment from friends such as Gabe with his cape and Kate with paint on her face. People introduces individuals by name and states what they do: Eve "can teach me to read," Neal plants seeds and pulls weeds, and Dr. Deke cleans teeth. One or two short sentences per page help keep readers focused. Watercolor illustrations fit the text and story line. Luke's Mule is a bit more artistic; the pictures have a soft, hazy look. Joe Boat is more cartoonlike with the boats having eyes and smiles. End pages include "Fun Facts" and an activity that can be done with adult supervision, such as making a Chinese paper dragon (Parade Day) or a coffee-can bank (People). A list of the high-frequency words and decodable words appears at the end. These titles will work best in situations in which interaction and intervention take place.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764132933
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Reader's Clubhouse Level 2 Reader
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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