Early Vocabulary Storybooks: 6-Book Set

Ages: 3-7
Grades: PreK-2

These exciting and humorous stories have activities embedded within them to teach vocabulary, phonological awareness, and language skills. Surprises in the story plots and endearing illustrations build anticipation for the next page!

Each story introduces nine to sixteen vocabulary words. Seven pages of activities are interspersed throughout each book, so you can easily direct learning within the context of the story. Children build vocabulary as they hear and use the vocabulary in new contexts and interact with the words repeatedly.

The illustrated activities include:

  • vocabulary definitions and examples
  • application of vocabulary to current knowledge
  • phonological awareness tasks (syllable awareness, rhyming, initial sounds)
  • questions to help children conceptualize new vocabulary
  • semantic applications (synonyms, antonyms)
  • social language applications (inferring, perspective-taking)

The set consists of:

  • Prince Maja and the DragonA surprise cookie ingredient tricks a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon and saves Prince Maja's kingdom. Teach words like brilliant, dull, ingredients, thud, and more.
  • Casey's Grumpy DayCasey chameleon camouflages himself throughout the day. Can your students find him in the pictures? Teach words like adventure, disguises, lizard, obvious, and more.
  • A Visit to the ZooTalking animals at the zoo help children surprise their teacher. Vocabulary words include announcement, chuckled, dangerous, predators, and more.
  • An Interesting RideCleo gets her wish when an unusual pet joins her on the bus ride to school. Teach words like glance, imagine, pretend, stare, and more.
  • Meals for KidsEveryone at the restaurant is excited when Audrey adds foods like Deli Dino and Swamp Juice to the children's menu. The vocabulary words include dessert, menu, scrumptious, spectacular, and more.
  • Community Helpers DisappearWhy are community helpers disappearing one-by-one? Help Max solve the mystery! Teach words like firefighter, librarian, principal, vanish, and more.

COMPLETE 6-Book Set: Each book 16, 8 1/2" x 11" coated pages. (2011)


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