- File Size: 1033 KB
- Print Length: 67 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0755L8K4W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Back to School for Beginner Readers (Seasonal Easy Readers for Beginner Readers Book 12) Kindle Edition
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Though I have not yet read " Back to School " I am confident it will be both informative and entertaining as we have previously downloaded books for kids by Ella May Woodman . Always fun for both Granny and child .
This book appropriately operates on two levels. The first is for the early reader child who’s going to school for the first, and gives the child idea of what he/she can expect when they get there. The use of a rhyming scheme in the writing for young readers tends to grab their attention more than just the use of prose. The language used here I this book is simple enough that many young readers could be able to read this book on their own; and this is where the second level comes in.
The second level the author, Ella May Woodman, deals with advising parents, especially those with a first child how they should go about interacting, especially how far, with them regarding the reading of this book. She advises parents they shouldn’t fret over the inconsistencies their child might exhibit in their reading, first they have no difficulty in reading certain words, and then they do. This she advises them is part and parcel of the learning process for young minds when it comes to reading.
For having given her early readers an entertaining and their parents an educational reading experience, I’ve given the author and her book 5 STARS.
There are distinct child and adult sections of the book, with the majority geared towards adults. According to my kindle from 13% to 22% is child orientated, 22 -30% are exercises to share with a child.
Over half is aimed purely at adults including some facts about the history of word lists and non-illustrated craft activities. I was confused about the purpose of the book, was it a book to share with a child, or a 'teach your child to read' book for adults. I was a little dismayed by a 37 word sentence, which was followed by a 48 word sentence. There were many instances of 25 and 30+ word sentences.
It's been a while since I purchased a child's book, but for me, if I wanted a book to share with a child, this wouldn't be it. If I wanted tips on how to help a beginner reader, I'd chose a more specific title aimed at adults. Unless you intend to research the theoretical educational aspects I don't suppose a harried parent would care why the author chose certain words, i.e. because they were on a specific word list put together by so and so, at a certain time, from evidence gathered from... They just want to know what words to concentrate on to help their child.
The craft activity of cutting out word cards from cereal packets and covering them, for a 3 year old, when you can buy ready-made cards and get on with the business of actually reading... Seriously, who has got time for that?
All in all, I appreciate the effort, but I fail to see the market. There are too many aspects being mashed together to be really good at any of them.
I had a feeling I was going to enjoy reading this story with my daughter. With her having just started back to school and having some difficulties adjusting back into the routine of school again after the summer vacation, this was definitely the right book to pick up.
The illustrations, they were great for her, even though she did read along easily with this story because she kept seeing the kids and naming them after her friends in her class. even naming the new teacher, her new teacher. It really did seem to spark even more excitement in her for reading.
She's eight, but with her autism, she was always a little delayed with reading, so she's fairly newer to it than most her age, so the style of this, the rhyming words, almost lyric style prose of it was great. It engaged her the entire time she read and she told me she wants to read more like it soon.
We especially had a lot of fun with the word opposite activity at the end of the book. She liked being able to pick them up and even happier when she got them right.
There was a lot of other information more related to parents at the end. While I did read it and found some of it quite informative, I wasn't expecting it and I don't actually think I've ever seen that happen in a children's story before unless it was more an instructional manual, which this definitely wasn't. It doesn't take away from this book though and the enjoyment had reading it. Just felt it should be mentioned.
Judging by the way my daughter enjoyed this one, I'll definitely be looking more into this author to read with her again in the future.