Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Word Study Wednesday - #3!

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. I have previously posted a review for Book 1, The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug and Book 2 in the series, Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop. Today's post focuses on The Nice Mice in the Rice, a long vowel sounds book.

Cleary, Brian P.
The Nice Mice in the Rice.
April 2009.
Lerner Publishing.

This book in the "Sounds Like Reading" series stresses long vowel sounds. The book will not only familiarize students with long vowel sound words, but will allow them the opportunity to become familiar with the different ways in which long vowel sound words are formed (e.g. oa, i_e, ai, ea, ay, a_e, ee, o_e).

This book, just like the first two in the series places three words with the spelling rule on the left hand side of the page. The page that follows then repeats the words, asking for children to find the words that sound the same, and in some cases, asking them to pick out a 4th word that sounds like the first three. Of the three books I have reviewed so far, this is perhaps my favorite!

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If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to