Little Bear (My First Reader)
Little Bear NATIONAL STANDARDS: Grades K-4 National Social Studies Standards- Individual Development and Identity: IV- Identify and describe ways families, groups, and communities influence the individual- Explore factors that contribute to identity Full description
Paperback, 29 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Children's Press(CT)
(first published 1990)
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Winnie the Pooh loves honey and so does Little Bear. At a recent story time celebrating "Hundred Acre Adventures" we involved the children with this story by asking questions such as “what rhymes with potatoes and is red?” There are many opportunities to predict in this story. The children love this. We interjected to the parents that rhyming text and picture clues create “emergent literacy” children by using: Predictability.
"Selections that use predictable text are particularly recommended for...more
This series, My First Reader, seems like good follow-up to Bob. I selected this one because it had only 16 words in the word bank at the front of the text, but I was still dubious that E would be able to read it because it has multisyllabic words, silent e's, and long vowels. But I was pleasantly surprised at the leap she took in reading it. The story uses lots of repetition and has colorful, attractive pictures that help the reader deduce the new, non-repeated word. It also uses end rhymes, but...more