I Need You, Dear Dragon
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I Need You, Dear Dragon

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    978-1-59953-771-9

Teachers' Notes Look Inside Dear Dragon feels rejected when a new baby arrives. Love and reassurance put him at ease as he finds new ways to help with the new addition to the family. 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. 

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    E
  • Accelerated Reader Level Range
    Under 1.0
  • Dewey Number Range
    Easy
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Series
    Beginning-to-Read
  • Copyright
    2017
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Fiction
  • Dewey Number
    E
  • Grade Level
    PK-2
  • Author
    Margaret Hillert
  • Subject
    Character Education
  • Accelerated Reader Level
    0.8
  • Lexile
    BR
What better way to grab the attention of young readers than with a tale about a dragon? The immediate attraction of the subject and the fact that this is “A Beginning-to-Read Book” will make the book fly off of classroom and library shelves. The majority of the book’s sixty words are one-syllable, so reading success is a sure thing. The simple story of a new baby coming home and her sibling’s reaction is one that youngsters can identify with. They can also enjoy the simultaneous plot of having and needing an imaginary (dragon) friend. Detailed illustrations add to the ease of comprehension. Suggestions for parents about how to read the book with their child, including simply letting the child read known words, are offered at the front of the book.

Children's Literature



In this addition to the Dear Dragon series, the dragon is jealous of a new baby in the house. We see all of the items the baby needs adn how much attention the baby needs to have, but the dragon also learns how he can help. 4/5

Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, 2011
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