Series of 5 titles
Vowel Adventures introduces beginning readers to phonics and the functions of vowels with fun, narrative stories and vibrant illustrations. Each title focuses on a different vowel, its various sounds, and the roles they play in everyday words. With a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and bright, fun illustrations to match the storylines, these books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience that will enhance imagination.Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary. A Let’s Review! feature provides readers an opportunity to interact with and reflect on the topic.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||D|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.9-1.0|
|Features||Table of contents and Teaching guides|
Vowel Adventures - Reviewed by School Library Journal
This series presents short narratives highlighting different vowels and their uses. Each book follows a child doing an everyday activity, such as going to the zoo or grocery store, told with an emphasis on a particular vowel (“Ivan and Ivy pick up a pizza. It is big!”) By using vowels in an authentic and engaging way, these stories highlight their different applications and sounds in context. Vibrant illustrations depict a diverse group of children, and the pictures align with the text on the page to support comprehension. Before, during, and after reading tips are provided, along with a short activity reviewing several of the long and short versions of the vowel used in the text. These additional features would be most effective when used with a caregiver or teacher, though readers can also use these texts independently. VERDICT With short tales illustrating how different vowels are used, this series effectively delivers an active approach to phonics.