The children from the Search for Sounds series gather in this book. This time they are creating funny stories about animals. While listening to the text and examining the pictures, the reader will have many opportunities to hear and recognize the short vowel sounds of a and i. They will often listen for initial sounds in this book but they will also have chances to listen for medial vowels.
The Search for Sounds series is designed to help students develop phonemic awareness within the context of story and picture. Students are presented with wordless books and have fun finding items in the pictures that highlight target sounds. Each sound’s related letter is also on the page in a clear lowercase font. Cumulative read-aloud texts linked to the pictures are read by the teacher and present social studies and science concepts of interest to young children. Some of the books include recurring characters exploring the topics while others are more typical nonfiction. Interest will be generated as your students work to isolate, identify, and link the sounds to words. The books include lists of suggested words/sounds to search for as well as a note to the caregiver.