Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo - Paperback
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Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo - Paperback

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    978-1-60357-098-5

Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes A boy and his pet dragon visit the zoo and see animals of all different shapes and sizes. These Beginning-to-Read books capture the imaginations of beginning readers and help them on their way to independent reading. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. A word list and activities in the back of the book are also included. Use Dear Dragon books to: Practice reading high frequency words Expand comprehension Improve oral language skills

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    E
  • Lexile Level
    BR, 290L-350L
  • Reading Level
    0.7, 1.3-1.6
  • Reading Level Range
    Under 1.0
  • Dewey Number
    E
  • Dewey Number Range
    Easy
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    Beginning-to-Read, Read and Discover
  • Copyright
    2011, 2019
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Fiction, Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    K-3, PK-2
  • Author
    Margaret Hillert, Mary Lindeen
  • Subject
    Community Places
With limited and repetitive vocabulary, this new addition to the Dear Dragon series finds the family going to the zoo. This series continues to be good for very early readers.

Book Buzz, January 2012



The Dear Dragon series has been around for over 30 years, and this new series of stories continues the formula of providing practice for the early reader. Each book focuses on allowing the reader to practice sight words in a controlled environment. The colorful illustrations support the text and allow the reader to expand on the story. The Dear Dragon series provides an opportunity for the library to support classroom reading instruction for its earliest readers. Recommended.

Arlington Independent School District, June 2011



This is one of the latest volumes in a series on charming tales about a boy and his pet dragon. In this book the two visit a zoo and learn about different animals. Common sight words give young readers practice reading. Colorful pictures enhance the story and help young readers expand oral language and develop comprehension.

Richmond Public Schools, October 2011