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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together Paperback – April 5, 2006
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Much to my surprise, my 6 year old, who is beginning to read, loves this book. She wants to read it every night. Sometimes she picks to read the purple lines (lines are color-coded so parents and kids can take regular turns). Then she switches to the red lines for a second read. The repetition at the end of each rhyme, which I disliked, gives her much delight because she can read those lines without hesitation. So this is a great book for kindergarteners who are just beginning to learn to read. I can imagine six months down the road my daughter would much prefer something more sophisticated. But now she loves this book.
My colleagues were not exaggerating. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You is one of those rare "must-haves." The book, as the title implies, is created for two voices. Thoughtfully, the text is divided into three columns, each done in a different color print. One reader reads the left-hand passages. The second reader reads the right-hand passages. Both readers, of course, read the text in the middle.
The dozen stories in the book are original, fresh, and funny. (Hoberman refers to them as little plays for two voices.) Each is short, rhythmic, and rhyming. Topics include: mice, cats, dogs, bears, snakes, snowmen, friendship, hats, and more.
Emberley's illustrations, done in pen, watercolor, and dry pastel, perfectly compliment and enrich the text. The character's actions and facial expressions are priceless.
The book works exceedingly well in the classroom. Perfect for "buddy reading," it also provides teachers a perfect vehicle for working one-on-one with students. As we know, reading aloud helps to build fluency-which in turn helps with comprehension. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You is the perfect fluency-building book.
You Read to Me receives our highest recommendation.
Reviewed by the Education Oasis Staff
(The adult reads the purple sentence, the child reads the second sentence printed in red and the blue "we" sentences you read together. So, each of the sentences below are in different colors.)
I like soda.
I like milk.
I like satin.
I like silk.
I like puppies.
I like kittens.
I like gloves.
And I like mittens.
I like apples.
I like pears.
I like tigers.
I like bears.
I like to slide.
I like to swing.
We don't agree on anything!
I like butter.
I like jam.
I like turkey.
I like ham.
I like rivers.
I like lakes.
I like cookies.
And I like cakes.
I like yellow.
I like blue.
I like pizza.
I like stew.
I like summer.
I like spring.
We don't agree on anything!
There's something else I like a lot. Bit if I like it, You will not.
There's something else That I like, too. But you won't like it If I do.
Tell me yours And I'll tell mine.
I like reading. Reading's fine!
You like reading?
Yes, I do.
Why, reading was What I picked, too!Read more ›
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