Patterns in Winter
From the Series Patterns in the Seasons
In Patterns in Winter, emergent readers learn about a variety of patterns they might see during the winter season. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once.
Patterns in Winter includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Patterns in Winter is part of Jump!'s Patterns in the Seasons series.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||16|
Booklist (Angela Leeper)
In this entry in the Patterns in the Seasons series, children can learn to recognize patterns as they relate to the winter season. The book sports an early-reader trim size and large text with useful repetition. In the opening double-page spread, the text reads, “Look at the cookies. What is the pattern?” Here children can see a plate of cookies with a distinct spiral pattern. In the pages that follow, the basic text repeats, and children can identify, for example, stripes on a sweater and polka dots on wrapping paper. The crisp and colorful photographs provide excellent context clues, though adult assistance may be needed, as the patterns are not identified. A concluding spread depicts multicultural youngsters in a snow- and pattern filled scene, allowing readers to recap their observation skills. — Angela Leeper