Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall Reading 2015 A Visit to the Library


This is a title from the Norwood Press Pair It/Twin Text program, where nonfiction books are matched with a fiction book on the same topic and written on the same reading level. The suggested book to pair with this one is Dear Dragon Goes to the Library by Margaret Hillert. 

A Visit to the Library does a good job of introducing the basics of being a library patron - using a library card, finding books, reading them in the library or taking them home, returning books, finding music and movies at the library, story time, toys and puzzles in the children's area, computers, and librarians. I appreciate that the photos which accompany the text show people from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders. 

The Reading Reinforcement section in the back of the book includes ways to discuss writing craft and structure, questions for close reading, lists of the high frequency words and the content words, and suggestions for helping build reading fluency. Providing all of this support for parents and caregivers to use with their children at home is very helpful, and could also be useful to teachers.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

Teacher's notes will soon be available on the Norwood Press website.

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