Look Inside Teachers' Notes A humorous story in rhyming verse about Brownie the Cow, who wants to jump over the Moon. Beautifully re-illustrated with a fresh and appealing look, these Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about every day life and adventures. Educators' resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language and reading skills. Sections include; phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
This story is a takeoff on the nursery rhyme of The Cow Jumped Over the Moon. After several failed attempts by the cow to jump over the moon, a raccoon shares a way for the cow to jump over the moon.
As part of the Beginning-to-series, this poetic story could be used in multitude of ways. It can be used to teach about rhyming words, nursery rhymes, reflections, etc. This book makes a great read-a-loud for National Poetry Month in April. Although it is meant for beginning readers, it can also be used for remedial reading using the reading reinforcement activities in the back. I once had a parent complain that I did not have enough beginning readers in our library besides Dr. Suess. If I ever have that complaint again, I am pulling out this book or another one in the series.
Fisher Elementary School
Here is a delightful story in rhyming verse about a cow who longs to jump over the moon, made available to a new generation of beginning readers. Brownie the Cow thinks it would be fun to jump over the moon. Her friends try to discourage her, explaining that she will go “bump” rather than “jump” if she tries such a feat. She tries a few times, anyway. Finally, her friend Raccoon helps her find a way to become the cow that jumped over the moon. Children will enjoy figuring out how the cow accomplishes her goal. Stasiak’s charming illustrations are a wonderful complement to Hillert’s skillful verse, which uses just 124 words. This new edition, part of the “Beginning-to-Read” series, offers an instructional note as well as a word list and activities that will help new readers practice and strengthen reading skills.