Flying Butter: A Rookie Reader
written by Patricia Trattles
illustrated by Gary Swift
This Rookie Reader Level A book uses basic text and comic illustrations to teach compounds, mainly that the two smaller words can often have nothing to do with the new compound word. For example, in the sample spread shown below, one page depicts a stick of butter flying through the air and the word "butter flies?", and the other side of the spread depicts the fluttering, colorful insects next to "butterflies".
is a serviceable book for early readers. You could work it into
your centers or individual reading, but we don't really recommend this
a book for you
to use when teaching compounds, only because there are more clever,
engaging books for this purpose. Plus, most teachers will
probably already have materials similar to this book (as the contents
are quite basic.)
Interest Level: Kinder-Gr. 1 DRA Level: 8
Grade Level Equiv: 1.2 Guided Reading: E
Below is a sample spread from inside this simple but kid-friendly book:
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