Teachers' Notes Look Inside A boy and his dragon go to the circus where Dear Dragon performs circus tricks and puts on a show of his own. 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.
This high-interest whimsical story about a boy and his small green dragon is charming, action-packed, and fun for young readers. This beginning-to-read story is one in a series of very appealing “Dear Dragon” tales. Children will be delighted by the adventures of this spirited young boy and his pet dragon as they visit the circus. The brightly colored, lively illustrations enhance the story and aid in comprehension and the experience of reading independently. The simple text is comprised of high frequency words, repetitive phrases, and controlled vocabulary. All of these appropriate, beginning-to-read text features enable young readers to practice their reading skills and develop confidence as independent readers. Included at the back of the book is a list of sixty five words that can be used for practicing fluency and a suggested list of activities for reading reinforcement. There is a note to caregivers and a special reminder to use this attractive book to make the reading experience fun and enjoyable for children. This delightful story about a fun-loving young boy’s trip to the circus and the antics of his green pet dragon will charm the youngest readers and provide a wonderful opportunity for independent reading and a lasting appreciation for books.
This is a funny story in which Dear Dragon jumps in and joins the acts at the circus. Children will laugh when they see Dragon juggling and balancing. Again, the author misses the chance to add a few new vocabulary words, such as clown and lion. 4/5
Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, 2011