Patrones en el desierto (Patterns in the Desert)
From the Series Patrones en la naturaleza (Patterns in Nature)
Patterns in the Desert introduces emergent readers to patterns in the sandy desert, such as ripples in sand or diamonds on a rattlesnake, 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.Patterns in the Desert includes tools for teachers and caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, an index, and a Let’s Review! question and photo. Patterns in the Desert is part of Jump!’s Patterns in Nature series.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Beginning Readers, Spanish|
|Number of Pages||16|
Patrones en la naturaleza (Patterns in Nature) - Reviewed by School Library Journal
Patterns and textures take the spotlight in this Spanish series about where to find patterns in all kinds of natural environments, including forests, deserts, gardens, and beaches. Readers as young as three will benefit from full-page color, high-definition close-ups of butterflies, raccoons, ladybugs, honeycomb, and sunflowers, and the visual patterns that exist in each. Caregivers will want to trace and point out dots, stripes, and other visual elements, prompted by short captions on some of the pages that identify patterns using words. Spreads that have no text will inspire on-the-fly dialogic reading between caregiver and child. VERDICT This Spanish series can be easily adapted to different audiences and the emphasis on repetition will help readers develop early literacy and vital visual literacy skills.