The Bake Sale

Orca. (Meg and Greg: Bk. 3). Aug. 2021. 160p. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781459824966.
Gr 1-4–In four short phonics stories, friends Meg and Greg hold a bake sale, ride bikes, rope climb in a cove, and help June, a cute cat. What makes this series unique is its combination of a themed phonics reader narrative and a dual-reader level format. Each book focuses on one phonogram. This third entry introduces the “long vowel and silent e” concept using vocabulary (sale, ride, rope, cute) which demonstrates that phonogram and builds on skills introduced in previous titles. The left page is for the accomplished reader; the right is for the child learning to read and tells the story through comic-style illustrations providing textual clues and a simple narrative. Meg and Greg’s high-interest adventures will engage older readers struggling with decoding or dyslexia. Practical tips, reading strategies, games, and exercises accompanying each story add a valuable instructional component.
VERDICT Fills a void in resources for emerging readers; an essential purchase for school and public libraries.

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