Smiles

The Sound of Long I

From the Set Long and Short Vowels

Simple text about smiles and repetition of the letter 'i' help readers learn how to use the 'long i' 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 120
ATOS Reading Level 0.9
Guided Reading Level C
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634070270, 9781634073172
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.

A noteworthy review of Long and Short Vowels from Booklist on October 1, 2015

Part of the Long and Short Vowels series, this teaches kids different words that produce this titular sound by integrating them into a single, simple sentence: for example, ‘I smile when I ride my bike.’ Implementing the philosophy that children learn better through pattern recognition than rules, the text gives readers ample opportunities to observe the long I in action. Photos of happy, multicultural children illustrate each sentence’s meaning, and a list of all the long-I words used are collected at the book’s end. New readers might have benefited from having key words highlighted within the sentences, or, at the very least, a quick description of the long-I sound at the book’s outset, but each page holds plenty of chances to practice this long vowel sound.

Author: Bob Noyed

Bob Noyed started his career as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. Since then, he has worked in school communications and public relations at the state and national levels. He continues to write for both children and adult audiences. Bob lives with his wife in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Author: Cynthia Amoroso

Cynthia Amoroso holds undergraduate degrees in English and elementary education, and graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction as well as educational administration. She is currently an assistant superintendent in a suburban metropolitan school district. Cynthia's past roles include teacher, assistant principal, district reading coordinator, director of curriculum and instruction, and curriculum consultant. She has extensive experience in reading, literacy, curriculum development, professional development, and continuous improvement processes.