Meet the Community Helpers!
Series of 8 titles
Meet the Community Helpers! introduces emergent readers to community helpers with fun, simple storylines and bright illustrations. Each title focuses on a day in the life of a community helper, highlighting his or her roles and responsibilities. These fully-illustrated books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience with a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and fun illustrations to match the storylines and enhance imagination. Children will develop reading skills by learning about the important jobs of the helpers they see and interact with in their communities.Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary to reinforce new vocabulary. Additional features include a quiz and activity to reinforce key takeaways for each subject.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.5-1.8|
|Features||Table of contents and Teaching guides|
SLJ Review of Meet the Community Helpers
Early readers will love to learn about how veterinarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and garbage collectors work hard to serve people and animals in their communities. Each book features common situations associated with each job: Dr. Jenny has a busy day treating animals at her clinic, including a turtle and a cat, while Tom and Tammy the garbage collectors start their day before the sun comes up to make sure their community stays clean and healthy.
Each volume includes a short reading guide for educators and caregivers, a one-question quiz at the end of the narrative to ensure comprehension, a picture glossary and index, and a diagram of common tools used in each profession. Easy-to-read text, smooth story line transitions, and simple illustrations make this series ideal for those who are beginning to read independently or with the help of a caregiver.
VERDICT: This simple yet versatile series is a great addition to smaller early learning collections.
Meet the Community Helpers! - Reviewed by School Library Journal
Beginning readers can learn what it’s like to work as a doctor, librarian, firefighter, and mail carrier in this simple series that’s ideal for the early elementary grades. Each book features a real-life situation between a child and their family as they visit the library, doctor’s office, firehouse, and post office. Repetitive text and sight words make this series ideal for readers who are eager to begin reading independently, but the books are also ideal for one-on-one reading between caregiver and child. Unique to this series is its conversational text, which introduces the concept to young readers in an accessible way. Illustrations feature appropriate representation of diverse identities. VERDICT This four-part series would make a great addition to ECE classroom libraries or daycare centers.