I See Animal Textures!
Series of 4 titles
I See Animal Textures! introduces the earliest readers to different animal textures, patterns, and colors. Vibrant photography, photo labels, and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive early reading experience. Each title includes tools for teachers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as a table of contents, words to know, and an index. A Let's Review! feature poses a photo and question to help readers review animal classes and textures and expand learning on the topic.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!, STEM|
|Subject||Animals, Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||A-B|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
SLJ Series Made Simple Review of I See Animal Textures
Different animal textures, such as fur, scales, and shells, are described in this series for early readers. Written with a controlled vocabulary, each title begins with a visual glossary that shares the important terms used throughout the book. The books emphasize the animals’ physical features, including colors and patterns, and eye-catching photographs help display these, captivating readers interested in animals.
Repeated sentence structures are used throughout (“I see spotted fur. I see striped fur.”). This repetition, along with photographs that reinforce the text, aids beginning readers in comprehension. Entries include suggested activities for before and after reading, and a “Let’s Review” section at the end includes a prompt for practice.
Verdict: This series combines the high-interest topic of animals with thoughtful features for supporting early literacy skills.