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TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ WHILE HAVING FUN! Simple, patterned stories and strong picture cues help children build essential skills in Level 1 of this award-winning learn-to-read series.
The Now I'm Reading! books offer a comprehensive approach that integrates the best of phonics and storytelling to help young readers take the first steps toward independent reading success.
Learn all about mixed-vowel sounds with a hot yak, a sniffing sloth, a pet bat, and other clever critters in this collection of early-reader tales! Each of the booklets in LEVEL 1: CLEVER CRITTERS focuses on one specific mixed-vowel sound and uses simple, clear text and a building-block approach to help beginning readers have fun while learning key words.
Inside the CD-like package, you'll find:
· 10 story booklets with colorful illustrations and engaging text
· 40 reward stickers to encourage completion and rereading
· "After You Read" extended activity sections
· A Parent/Teacher Guide to help you figure out the best ways to use these books
Perfect for ages 4 and up! Level 1 NIR readers focus on short- and mixed-vowel
sounds, simple consonant sounds, and beginning sight words.
The concepts and skill progression in the NIR series are aligned to meet Common Core State Standards. This book is Fountas & Pinnell Leveled with a range of C-E; information on individual booklet levels and Lexile Measures is available at the Now I'm Reading website.
About the Author
Nora Gaydos is an elementary school teacher in Connecticut and has taught for more than 16 years. Her classroom experience includes teaching kindergarten and first, second, third, and fourth grades. She has a broad understanding of how beginning readers develop, from the earliest stage of pre-reading to becoming independent, self-motivated readers. Nora is the author of the award-winning Now I’m Reading! program, as well as many other books focused on the development of children's literacy. Nora has a degree in elementary education from Miami University in Ohio and has two amazing sons, Luke and Owen, both of whom learned to read with Now I’m Reading!
“The greatest success comes from a balance of phonics and literature-based reading. Now I’m Reading!™ successfully combines both to build confident, independent readers." — Carmelita K. Williams, former president, International Reading Association
"Not only do [these] books provide a solid grounding in phonics and sight words, they’re actually fun to read.” — bilingualmonkeys.com
“The best thing about these stories is that the illustrations and stories are funny, without being cutesy. They'll appeal to boys and girls, and they'll also appeal to older kids who are working to learn phonics. They have clear story lines (a beginning, middle and end)—so kids read to understand the silly story, not just hear the words.” — greatkidbooks.blogspot.com
“[The] author does a fantastic job of writing a coherent story using a limited selection of words. The stories and pictures are quite entertaining, and the vocabulary progression is excellent.” — blog.montessoriforeveryone.com