Get Your Mouth Ready for a Treasury of Small Stories

by Kathy Rather



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781728302546
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781728302560
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781728302553

About the Book

Get Your Mouth Ready for a Treasury of Small Stories is a unique alphabet book that stresses beginning alphabet blends and digraphs rather than single-letter alphabet sounds. It is a unique spin on the traditional alphabet books. This book is a collection of small stories that reinforces a variety of beginning sounds with two letters working together to form one sound. These small stories are intended to capture the attention of youngsters between the ages of four and eight. This is a critical period in which reading is emerging. Hearing the blends and digraphs throughout the book is a terrific way for early readers to hear letter sounds working together. This book can be used as a resource to elementary school teachers as beginning blends and digraphs are taught and reinforced. It is the author’s aspiration that these small stories be enjoyed by children of all ages.

About the Author

Kathy Rather is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. She holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood elementary education. Mrs. Rather has been teaching preschool, kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade students for the past thirty-two years and has taught in Connecticut, Tennessee, and Virginia. Reading and writing are her passions. Mrs. Rather lives in Northern Virginia, where she is a kindergarten teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools. She makes up and tells small stories to her young learners as she encourages them to look, listen, read, spell, and write. This book is a collection of these small stories, featuring beginning blends and digraphs. Kathy declares, “These small stories have proven to be favorites. At last, I have put them into a book, hoping more young learners will have the opportunity to enjoy them!”