Early Coding Concepts
Series of 4 titles
In Early Coding Concepts, beginning readers will follow along as characters take part in everyday activities that introduce the programming concepts of sorting, sequences, looping, and conditionals. These storybooks contain sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, and repetitive text patterns to help beginners develop reading skills. Bright, fun illustrations match the storylines and enhance imagination while readers learn the fundamental basics of computer programming.
Each title includes tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary. A Let's Review! feature asks readers to reflect on the content.
|Preschool - Grade 2
|New!, SEL, STEM
|Early Concepts, Science and Math
|Number of Pages
|7.75 x 7.75
|Guided Reading Level
|Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents
SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Early Coding Concepts
Cheerful, diverse cartoon children play, create, and perform their daily tasks in this adorable series. When Gus comes home from school, he takes care of his dog by performing the same steps every day.
Min builds a train track and explores how it affects the train and the rest of the track if she adds different pieces. Pete and his grandpa follow a recipe (which is just a fancy sequence, really) to make a delicious pizza.
Sara cleans her room by sorting items neatly by size and color. Each book ends with a “Let’s Review” section that defines the coding concept illustrated by the story, then asks a follow-up comprehension question for readers and their grown-ups to discuss.
While this series is better described as informational fiction than nonfiction, it explains the coding concepts beautifully for its young audience.
Verdict: Recommended, though not as nonfiction.