The Sound of Short A
From the Set Long and Short Vowels
Simple text about cats and repetition of the letter 'a' help readers learn how to use the 'short a' sound. Large type, vivid full-page color photos, and a word list all aid in developing reading skills. An explanatory note to parents and educators, as well as an introduction to the author, are also included.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.7|
|Guided Reading Level||C|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8, 8 x 8|
A Review of "Long and Short Vowels" in School Library Journal
Large, bold black type makes these books easy on beginner readers’ eyes. The visuals are strong: brightly hued page borders, text set in stark relief on white against vivid background colors, and crisply reproduced, child-friendly photos depicting adorable animals and a cast of delightful multicultural kids engaged in familiar activities. Except in Cute! and Smiles, the text generally serves as captions for the images rather than as stories per se. Children won’t mind, though. They’ll meet with reading success here, as the simple, often rhyming sentences so closely correspond to the referent photos. Targeted vowel sounds are repeated often. Each title concludes with a list of words containing the specific sound and an identical ‘Note to Parents and Educators.’ A fine introductory series for new readers.
Author: Alice K. Flanagan
Alice Flanagan lives with her husband in Chicago, Illinois, and writes books for children and teachers. Ever since she was a young girl, Ms. Flanagan has enjoyed writing. Today, she has more than 70 books published on a wide variety of topics. Some of the books she has written include biographies of U.S. presidents and first ladies; biographies of people working in our neighborhood; phonics books for beginning readers; informational books about birds; and career education in the classroom.