Teachers' Notes Look Inside A boy and his pet dragon enjoy spring activities and prepare for an Easter celebration. Now re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look, these timeless beginning readers foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying every day experiences with a boy and his imaginary pet dragon. 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.
A book for beginning readers that concentrates on repetitive sounds and simple words, and captures the young child’s imagination, guiding them on the way to becoming independent readers. Pictures throughout offer additional details for discussion that enhance the story and offer the opportunity to expand verbal language. Reading reinforcement activities such as phonemic awareness, vocabulary story words, echo reading, and discussion time questions are at the back of the book, which allows ease in lesson planning for the kindergarten teacher, and will help the teacher to promote the child’s success in reading. These activities support reading comprehension and are aligned with the National Reading Panel’s findings. The story follows a little boy and his pet dragon as they discover the wonders of spring with its budding flowers, newborn animals, and rainbows. The rainbow influences his choices of color for dyeing his Easter eggs as he and his family prepare for Easter Sunday.