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The Sound of Long A

From the Set Long and Short Vowels

Simple text about playing and repetition of the letter 'a' help readers learn how to use the 'long 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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 428.1
Lexile 200
ATOS Reading Level 0.8
Guided Reading Level D
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634070263, 9781634073158
Copyright 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 8, 8 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Long and Short Vowels from School Library Journal on November 1, 2015

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.