- Publisher: T. S. Poetry Press
- ISBN: 978-1943120178
Learn to read with the young chickens Molly and Joe—two wide-eyed early readers who are full of curiosity, mischief, and mirth. (Plus, in this B edition, adorable and funny additional characters like the baby, the bobolink, the buffalo, and one very puzzled banana!)
Rich language and amusing illustrations combine with strategies that address how the brain remembers best: pattern, repetition, visual novelty, and multi-sensory experiences.
Children demonstrate six reading stages, from zero to five (print awareness to analysis and reasoning). This multi-level Reader serves stages zero to two: print awareness, sound and letter pairing, and automatic reading. (We suggest using from birth to about age 7.)
Use the Reader to read for pleasure; then teach the letter b; then teach or reinforce other sound/letter relationships, high-frequency words, new vocabulary, and writing.
Remember that stage two learners benefit from repeated experience with the same texts and materials, until reading is automatic.
Simple games with cut-out materials (all reusable) and activities are included within, to make the necessary repetition easy and fun. Look for Color & Trace Pages, Biscuit Bingo, Story Cards (for Matching, Story Train, Partners in Rhyme, and Story Challenge games), Letter Dress-Up Cards, and Sentence Builders!
Want more activities, plus extra materials that extend the learning in this title? See Literacy Extras.
Sound/Letter/Letter Group Relationships Included in this title
/b/ as in bed
/br/ as in brush
/t/ as in toe
/r/ as in red
/āk/ as in bake
/ch/ as in bunch
/d/ as in bed
/p/ as in bop
/sh/ as in brush
/sk/ as in basket
/thr/ as in thread
/z/ as in bandanas