Thursday, May 28, 2020

#road2reading Challenge - new early readers - 5.28.2020

All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers 
at the start of their independent reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

Books for readers who are starting to read independently!

Frog Meets Dog by Janee Trasler     Goat in a Boat by Janee Trasler
Frog Meets Dog
Goat in a Boat
by Janee Trasler
The first two books in Scholastic Acorn's A Frog and Dog Book series, this book is full of decodable text, sight words, and rhyming text that help readers predict words.  Broken up into mini chapters that tell an entire story, each story has a problem and solution that is relatively predictable for readers to figure out what is coming.
In the first book Dog just wants to play with the frogs, but as much as he tries to fit in, he can't move like a frog.  Poor Dog, the frogs tell him to "Go!".... maybe not the kindest of frogs!
Kids will laugh in the second book when Goat's hat and clothing bring about precipitation.  First, it begins to rain and all of the animals, except for Dog, fit into Goat's boat.  But what happens when lightning strikes the boat?  The ending will definitely make readers chuckle.

Jack at the Zoo by Mac Barnett
Jack at the Zoo
written by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
This is my favorite Jack book.  Jack, the Lady and Rex go to the zoo.  Jack sneaks in with a koala and steals the koala's snacks.  When the Lady finds Jack to bring him home, the koala puts on Jack's hat and the Lady takes him home instead!  When the koala's behavior is much different than Jack's, the Lady figures it out, but takes her time getting Jack back!  Meanwhile, Jack might be getting a taste of his own medicine at the zoo. 
My favorite quote from the book, "Some bad is good.  That's life.  Some good and some bad."

Rollo's Many Coats by Reed Duncan
Rollo's Many Coats
written by Reed Duncan
illustrated by Keith Frawley
Rollo is a dog who apparently has many coats!  But the one Rollo and his boy are searching for is his party coat.  The reader sees all of Rollo's coats and the illustrations help support what that particular coat is meant for.  Once they find the coat they are looking for there is a little clue that gives the reader a clue why they are looking for that coat.

Who Ate My Book? by Tina Kugler
Who Ate My Book?
by Tina Kügler
This very early chapter book features a new character and animal in each chapter.  But they are all tied together by a pesky, hungry goat.  In each chapter, the goat is there eating things and causing trouble.  
Full of sight words, decodable text, and supporting pictures, this book is perfect for young, independent readers!
Check this one out on June 9th! Penny and Clover, Up and Over! (The Lucky Dogs ...
The Lucky Dogs: Penny and Clover, Up and Over
written by Erica S. Perl
illustrated by Leire Martín
And one more for your TBR, this one publishes June 16th.  Penny and Clover appear to be rescue dogs, and they are off on a walk in the woods with their young owner.  He's trying to teach them to jump, but Clover isn't quite ready to make that leap.
Full of sight words and decodable text, this book is perfect for young readers.

Don't miss these books for your newly independent readers!

And starting next week... get ready for the return of Chapter Book Summer!  Whether you're looking for chapter books for young readers who are ready for something longer, or chapter books for older readers who need supports when they are reading, or chapter books to increase stamina of readers before they get to longer middle grade novels... this series is for you!  I did this series last year and found these are titles that we really need to share and celebrate.  Look for the series every Thursday in the summer!

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This summer I'll be sharing chapter books that are perfect for a range of readers.  
Stop by every Thursday and find a round up of books you'll want to use with your readers!

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