Let’s find out which animals live at the zoo. Read The Zoo to see if you can find the tiger, panda, rhinoceros, and lion. The Zoo, part of the Let’s Explore Set, is a nonfiction/informational, A leveled, Early Emergent reader.
Level A Readers
The nonfiction/informational title, The Zoo, is an A leveled reader, Early Emergent category (Levels A-C). Level A titles are good choices for aspiring readers who are just beginning to understand books and the idea that written text conveys meaning. These young readers should be able to identify the upper and lower letters of the alphabet and recognize their corresponding sounds. Level A readers make predictions about what is happening in the story based on information in the pictures. They also self-monitor and self-correct using personal background knowledge. Level A titles can also support and encourage students who are struggling or reluctant to read.
Early Emergent Readers
Early Emergent readersbenefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text and repeated vocabulary. Illustrationsare important keys to readers at this level, supporting the decodingof new words. Early Emergent readers are still building a vocabulary of high-frequencywords. Having a large vocabulary of frequently used words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language.
- Download classroom activities about zoo animals.