Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sheep on a Ship

Nancy Shaw's "Sheep" books are quickly becoming a favorite of mine, as the rhyming text makes them ideal for use in my preschool classroom! The kids are the point where we're reading to start learning about rhyming words, and the fun, lyrical texts make learning about rhyming words enjoyable for young children!

Shaw, Nancy.
Sheep on a Ship.
February 15, 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Guided Reading Level: G
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

The adventurous sheep set sail on the ship, embarking on just one of their many lifetime journeys. Along the way,
It rains and hails and shakes the sails. Sheep wake up and grab the rails.
Readers will quickly catch on the text that "sounds the same" and makes them laugh! The newly released board book format of this book makes it ideal for those little fingers that are working so hard at catching on to the concept of rhyming words! This book has definitely found a new home in my classroom!

Learning/Reading Activities:
  • While you're reading Sheep on a Ship, stop at the end of each page and discuss the pairs of rhyming words. The approach I am likely going to take is: sails, rails, they both have ails. Please feel free to share with me the ideas you use when teaching rhyming words to your child(ren)!

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