by Gene Barretta
This is our favorite book for teaching homophones, largely because we adore Barretta's illustrations. In the story, Aunt Ant is writing to her nephew, Dear Deer, about her new neighbors at the zoo. She writes about the moose who loves moose, the whale that was prone to wail, etc... But alas, no news on the gnus.
You may roll your eyes at some of the bad puns, but your students will get a kick out of this book. Kirkus Reviews promises that "youngsters will be tickled by the homophones and the bright, appealing illustrations."
Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 30 Lexile Measure: 530L
Grade Equivalent: 3.1 Guided Reading: N
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