This book is a much loved classic and it's AWESOME as a Level E / 8 reader! There's tons of repetition, lots of picture support, and the majority of the words aren't too hard to decode for a reader at this level. We remember loving this book as kids, and now we love this book as teachers! This is an I Can Read It All by Myself beginner book, and we've never met a kid who didn't BEAM with pride after reading it. We think it's a classroom staple!
And, this book is also a
great pick to read aloud at the end of a unit on adjectives. With all
the dogs in this book, kids can see that the only thing that sets them
apart is the adjectives. :) We have the kids do a thumbs up whenever we
say an adjective (to help reinforce the lesson but not detract from the
fun of the book....because it really is a fun book!)
Interest Level: PreS-Gr. 2 DRA Level: 8 Lexile Measure: BR
Grade Equivalent: 1.4 Guided Reading: E
are some sample spreads from inside this classic book. As you can see,
it's actually a pretty good book to use to teach adjectives and the words are right on for level E / 8 (with plenty of picture support and repetition to help with hard-to-decode words).