By Liza Charlesworth
Time to visit the Kingdom of Ying to see what happens when it is spring! Celebrate this sensational season in the pages of this magical tale!
This rib-tickling read-aloud tale was created especially to build early phonics skills by teaching children to recognize "families" of words that share the same spelling pattern. This key reading strategy helps kids decode new words with ease—and become stronger readers, writers, and spellers! Also includes riddles, a cheer, and reading tips! 16 pages.
Read aloud the story once for pleasure and enjoy the whimsical illustrations. Then reread the book, emphasizing the -ay word ending in the appropriate words. Ask children to listen closely and identify all the words that end in -ay (they might raise their hand or clap when they hear one, or you might choose a volunteer to point to the word on the page). As they do so, make a list on chart paper of all the -ay words!