Series of 14 titles
What can you see at the zoo or museum? What can you do at a pumpkin patch or apple orchard? Around Town takes the earliest readers on a field trip to familiar places in their community while helping them develop literacy skills. Vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive reading experience. Around Town titles include tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. A Let’s Review! feature proposes a photo and question to help readers review and expand learning on the topic.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!|
|Subject||Early Concepts, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||A-D|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.5-0.9|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
This series offers the most basic of introductions to helpful places within a community. Colorful photographs featuring children and adults of various ethnicities show some of the different community helpers young children should know. Each spread features a strong visual clue on the left, followed by a simple statement or fact on the right side. Oversize white text is placed on top of photographs, in colored text boxes. Each title starts with suggested before-and-after activities to engage readers beyond the text. VERDICT Practical looks at standard community gathering spots that will serve most early learning classroom settings well.