From the Series Around Town
Fire Station takes emergent readers on a trip to the fire station while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once.
Fire Station includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Fire Station is part of Jump!'s Around Town series.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Subject||Early Concepts, Geography|
|Number of Pages||16|
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.