Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Word Study Wednesday - #2!

I received in the mail, 4 books from the Sounds Like Reading series, published by Lerner Publishing. 8 of the books in the series will be released this coming April. Last Wednesday, I posted a review for Book 1, The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug. Today, I will be reviewing Book 2 in the series, Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop.

Cleary, Brian P.
Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop.
April 2009.
Lerner Publishing.

Rhyme, repetition, illustration and phonics principles are used in this book to introduce young readers to consonant blends (st, cl, dr, fl, tr, br, etc.) and short vowel sounds. The book does a good job introducing the consonant blends but could also double to teach word families in a more complex matter, by introducing the consonant blends to the word family. The book is humorous and will certainly have children giggling at the rhyming text and funny ideas presented!

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