A Dollar for Penny
(Step Into Reading/Math)

by Julie Glass
illustrated by Joy Allen
A Step into Reading Level 2 book

It's summer and Penny is taking advantage of the hot weather by setting up a lemonade stand. At first she sells her lemonade for a penny, then two pennies, then a nickle.

Slowly the money builds up in her coin jar, and the total jumps when Grandma spends ten cents and a few customers even spend a quarter! 

This Step Into Reading Math Reader is a simple story. It's not going to win any awards for clever plot twists or Caldecott-worthy illustrations (although they are cute!), but it's a solid choice for teaching money. We like how the math is reinforced on the last page, which features drawings of the coins and how five pennies equal a nickel, two nickels equal a dime...

Reading Levels
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2           DRA Level: 14                  Lexile Measure: 150L
Grade Equivalent: 1.3          Guided Reading: H

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Below are sample pages from inside A Dollar for Penny, a Step into Reading Math Reader by Julie Glass.

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This book is one of the Step Into Reading math reader series. You can learn more about this series by clicking on the book covers below or the link above.