This little fictional reader is really a poem in a "book" format that includes phonics specific to the text of the story, a creative writing prompt, and worksheets with skills specific to the vocabulary in the reader.
One of the skills I was thinking about with this reader was to create a venue for kids to visualize and be creative thinkers. There is a small writing component with visualizing in mind. I was also thinking especially of my students who need scaffolded support for phonics, reading skills, and decoding.
There are 16 usable pages for students. The reader itself has 10 pages. I have pretty much "torn the book apart" to find teachable ideas from the text. I wanted it to be easy enough for kids to enjoy, but at the same time, I wanted to find skills and phonics to capitalize upon from the actual reader itself. This is how I teach.
The graphics are a combination of black, white, and color. The colored graphics reproduce fine in grayscale.
This could be used a close read, for guided reading, as a supplement in homework bags, or tutoring low functioning readers. I'm going to use this with ESL students who read between levels E -H.