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The Big Book of AlphaTales: 26 Irresistible Stories That Build Phonemic Awareness & Teach Each Letter of the Alphabet Paperback – June 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching (June 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439522242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439522243
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well written stories, great to have all the stories together in one book.
kwent736
For each letter we now have an age appropriate story to go with it where we can use rhythm, rhyme and repetition to teach reading.
Smackin Good
I bought this book as I was teaching my 3 yr old the letters, he loved it.
MamaG

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By kwent736 on September 25, 2010
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I am a K4 teacher snd I use this book in conjunction with our letter of the week. My students always love the stories and are interested in the letter. Great way to introduce letter names and sounds to young children. Well written stories, great to have all the stories together in one book. Note: this is not a traditional "big book" which usually means it is a larger size so it's easier for children to see from far away. This is just the size of the individual books, just packaged all together.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stay at home mom to three toddlers on January 17, 2010
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This is the same as the individual books just all in one. With three little kids learning their letters this works much better for me... I don't have to worry about losing one of the thin lettered books somewhere as this is quite thick.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By robinka on March 28, 2011
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I'm so glad that I purchased the AlphaTales big book! My students have become more engaged with learning the alphabet, eagerly looking forward to seeing which animal has a story to share. It is so convenient to have all of the stories in one book. However, I found that the thickness of the book made it difficult to hold it up and turn the pages for the students to see while I was reading. So, I went to Office Depot and had them to cut the spine off the book, replace it with a coil, and laminate the covers. This made it so much easier to turn the pages. I would definitely recommend this product to all kindergarten teachers. I would also recommend getting the book laminated and coiled.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Penny Romano on February 8, 2009
I do not have this compiled book but do have each individual book. It would be nice to have all the stories compiled like this book has but since I already have all the books separate I cannot see spending money on something I already have. Having them all together would prevent losing one like I did though. The children stay interested. Great for working on rhyming and phonics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 16, 2011
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I previously owned each individual Alpha Tale and many had been lost. Others had bent covers from children reading them. I needed to replace them and decided to get the Big Book. I'm so happy with it! It's a little harder to hold and show the kids, being such a big book, but that matters not, since it's so much more convenient. All the books are together - no chance to lose one and covers and pages will not get bent as easily.

Perfect for my letter-of-the-week preschool class!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 15, 2013
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i would recommend to any one with children. great as a gift. great for nieces and nephews. even the slightly older kids like it a lot. the only thing better than the book are the individual books for each letter (which explains the 4 instead of 5 rating). if you can find the pack of 26 books then i highly recommend.
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It is hard to find books that truly support phonemic awareness...while I would not offer this as an actual reader to a learning child as it has no phonics instruction and is not a controlled reader, it is an excellent book to read to a child who is just learning the sounds of the letters. Each story explores all the letter sounds in a fun way (Example the letter A says long a, short a, ah as in doctor, and uh as in America as exampled in the fun little story). I teach systematic phonics and ESL and find this book to be very useful and entertaining for my littlest learners. However, for real phonics instruction (after they explore the initial alphabet sounds) I recommend using something like Spauldings 70 phoneme cards and Phonics Pathways by Delores Heskes with a controlled reading series such as the American language Readers series (Fun in the Sun, etc.)
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By PedsSLP on March 9, 2014
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Great book when working on articulation sounds. As a speech therapist it is a fun way to work on sounds.
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