This Vowel A Book is Level 4 in a series of guided reading books for our youngest readers. Thus far it is the highest level of Biter Biscuit Books® designed for the emerging reader. Level 4 books focus on book handling skills, concepts about print, hearing sounds in words, one to one correspondence with words and pointing, decoding across words in continuous text, and the alphabetic principle. Level 4 Biter Biscuit Books® have two sentences per page with a pattern that changes with one or two words in both sentences. The emerging reader is now able to identify common high-frequency words by sight and therefore is able to use those words as anchors as he reads and decodes the rest of the text. Included in every Biter Biscuit Book® Alphabet Book is an outline font for lower case letter handwriting practice. Including the handwriting in the guided reading book allows for the child to develop the correct motor pathway for letter formation while connecting it to the sound the letter represents. This will correlate directly to fluency in hearing and recording sounds in words as the child's writing skills progress.
With all four levels of each Biter Biscuit Book®, the early childhood classroom teacher can easily differentiate instruction without drawing attention to the fact that he/she is doing so. These guided reading books have similar covers with a small notation on the bottom right corner indicating the level of guided reader. And since they are reproducible, they are a life-long tool for the early childhood classroom teacher. Every child in your classroom will have "just-right" books to read again and again ~ either in a classroom book basket or at home with parents.
Make sure your classroom is stocked with these valuable resources for young children!