The Sound of AY
From the Set Vowel Blends
Simple text and repetition of the vowel blend 'ay' help readers learn how to use this sound. Also included are a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author.
- Beginning of text
- Word List
- Note to Caregivers and Educators
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||D|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8, 8 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Vowel Blends from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020
Vowel blends are explored through short, quirky narratives in these charming titles. Each book takes a vowel blend and shares a story to show its use in a real-world setting; for example, two spies are looking for different types of pie in the book exploring ‘ie.’ About five to 10 different words using the particular vowel blend are incorporated into the narratives. The repeated use of these vowel blends helps developing readers identify words and spelling patterns in the context of an amusing, enjoyable story. Each page features one to two sentences against a bright, primary-colored background and a photograph that corresponds with the text. Emerging readers could use these titles independently or with an adult. A word list is provided at the end. VERDICT A first purchase for libraries in need of titles teaching vowel blends or spelling patterns.
Author: Jody Jensen Shaffer
Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She also publishes poetry, stories, and articles in children's magazines. When she's not writing, Shaffer copy edits for children's publishers. She works from her home in Missouri. Visit Shaffer at http://jodyjensenshaffer.blogspot.com.