Thursday, June 20, 2013

Let's Read! - 2012-13

Note: This information was originally featured on my "Let's Read!" page (linked from navigation bar above). I have relocated it here so we can start fresh this school year.


While writing the post, "On-Level Readers," I decided to create an ongoing list of books that Tessa can read with little-to-no help from me. I have had such a hard time coming up with appropriately-leveled books for her. Hopefully, this list will prove useful to other homeschooling moms.

Current Reading Level - June 25, 2012

Has completed Hooked on Phonics: Kindergarten and Hooked on Phonics: First Grade, Level 1. Reads short vowel CVC and CCVC words as well as add -s, -ck, compound and two-syllable words that fit the CVC/CCVC pattern, and 70+ sight words. She also can figure out quite a few CVCC and CCCVC/CCCVCC words on her own now. However, she won't formally start studying those until later this week.

Clifford Makes a Friends - Norman Bridwell
I Like Bugs - Margaret Wise Brown
Cat in the Bag and Other Pet Stories - Children's Press
Big Egg - Molly Coxe
Cat Traps - Molly Coxe
Little Lizard's First Day - Melinda Melton Crow
Little Lizard's New Pet - Melinda Melton Crow
Little Lizard's New Shoes - Melinda Melton Crow
Mud Mess - Melinda Melton Crow
Snow Trouble - Melinda Melton Crow
Tired Trucks - Melinda Melton Crow
Truck Buddies - Melinda Melton Crow
In My Backyard - Don L.Curry
Read with Dick and Jane: Away We Go - Grosset & Dunlap
Read with Dick and Jane: Who Can Help? - Grosset & Dunlap
Jen the Hen - Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Mig the Pig - Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Pat the Cat - Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Tog the Dog - Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Zug the Bug - Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
The Pup Speaks Up - Anna Jane Hays
A House for Little Red - Margaret Hillert
Four Good Friends - Margaret Hillert
Play Ball - Margaret Hillert
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs: Uh-oh! - R. Schuyler Hooke
BOB Books: Sight Words, Kindergarten - Lynn Maslen Kertell
Hog and Dog - Diane Wright Landolf
Dragon Egg - Mallory Loehr
Camping Out - Mercer Mayer
Bugs! - Patricia and Frederick McKissack
See Me Run - Paul Meisel
Play with "a" and "t" - Jane Belk Moncure
Go Away Dog - Joan L. Nodset
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? - Mo Willems

Current Reading Level - August 31, 2012

Nearing completion of Hooked on Phonics: First Grade, Level 2. Adding such digraphs as -ch, -tch, -nd, -ng (-ing), -nk, -sp, -sk and -ft to Tessa's repertoire has boosted her to a higher reading level. Books that were still too difficult a few short weeks ago are now readable! She will study -er, -ly, -es, and -ed very soon, but already knows how to decode most of these endings along with -y and long vowel silent "e" words.

Biscuit and the Little Pup - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Finds a Friend - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Wins a Prize - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit's Big Friend - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit's New Trick - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Meet Biscuit!/Hello, Biscuit - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Little Lizard's Family Fun - Melinda Melton Crow
Little Lizard's New Friend - Melinda Melton Crow
Little Wheels - Melinda Melton Crow
Ride and Seek - Melinda Melton Crow
Road Race - Melinda Melton Crow
Fish Had a Wish - Michael Garland
Boy, Bird, and Dog - David McPhail
Gus Grows a Plant - Frank Remkiewicz
Cooking with the Cat - Bonnie Worth

Current Reading Level - January 4, 2013

Well into Hooked on Phonics: Second Grade, Level 1 now. By the end of next month, Tessa should start Level 2. Second Grade focuses on long vowels, and such diphthongs and digraphs as -ai, -oa, -ea, -oy, etc. Aside from highly complex words and those that just don't follow the rules, she is quickly running out of words that she can't decode. Still working on fluency. I think that won't fully come until we quit adding new sounds for her brain to process and remember.

The Snowball - Jennifer Armstrong
Bathtime for Biscuit - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Play Balls - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit's Day at the Farm - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt - David Catrow
Snow - P.D. Eastman
Our Blood - Charlotte Guillain
Our Bones - Charlotte Guillain
Our Brains - Charlotte Guillain
Our Hearts - Charlotte Guillain
Our Lungs - Charlotte Guillain
Our Muscles - Charlotte Guillain
Our Stomachs - Charlotte Guillain
Ducks Go Vroom - Jane Kohuth
Put Me in the Zoo - Robert Lopshire
Dancing Dinos Go to School - Sally Lucas
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Calling All Piglets! - Lisa Marsoli
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb - Al Perkins
Flip Flop! - Dana M. Rau
The Eye Book - Dr. Seuss
Ten Apples Up On Top! - Dr. Seuss
The Little Red Hen - Harriet Ziefert
Sleepy Dog - Harriet Ziefert

Current Reading Level - March 4, 2013

Began Hooked on Phonics: Second Grade, Level 2. This is the last Hooked on Phonics book. Tessa will learn the diphthongs and complex consonant blends: oy, oi, ou, ow, au, aw, all, oo, igh, ind, shr, str, scr, spr, spl and squ. Second Grade, Level 2 also teaches kn, wr, soft c and soft g. Tessa already knows the complex consonant blends and a few of the diphthongs, so we are starting to shift focus from learning new phonics sounds to practicing reading. We will be working on improving fluency for the remainder of the school year. This summer or fall, Tessa will continue phonics instruction with All About Spelling, Level 1. Tessa is reading books of varying difficulty now. From here on, this page will be more of a list of books she's read during school than those that are on level. It won't include most of the ones she reads on her own time since I don't keep track of those.

Like a Windy Day - Frank Asch
Castles, Caves and Honeycombs - Linda Ashman
Biscuit and the Baby - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Takes a Walk - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Biscuit Visits the Big City - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Pedro's Burro - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Scat, Cat! - Alyssa Satin Capucilli
BooBoo - Olivier Dunrea
GideonOlivier Dunrea
Gossie - Olivier Dunrea
Gossie & Gertie - Olivier Dunrea
Go, Dog. Go! - Philip D. Eastman
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens - Denise Fleming
Across the Stream - Mirra Ginsburg
Chicken said, "Cluck!" - Sue Truesdell
Too Many Dogs - Lori Haskins
Here Comes Silent e! - Anna Jane Hays
A Good Day - Kevin Henkes
Birds - Kevin Henkes
Old Bear - Kevin Henkes
Pup and Hound Play Copycats - Susan Hood
Too Many Cats - Lori Haskins Houran
Good-Night, Owl! - Pat Hutchins
Titch - Pat Hutchins
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr.
Fabian Escapes - Peter McCarty
Hondo & Fabian - Peter McCarty
Eloise's Mother's Day Surprise - Lisa McClatchy
Big Pig and Little Pig - David M. McPhail
The Best Mouse Cookie - Laura Numeroff
The Ear Book - Al Perkins
Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin - Cynthia Rylant
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay - Cynthia Rylant
Brownie & Pearl See the Sights - Cynthia Rylant
Brownie & Pearl Step Out - Cynthia Rylant
Follow Me, Mittens - Lola M. Schaefer
Mittens, Where is Max? - Lola M. Schaefer
What's That, Mittens? - Lola M. Schaefer
The Mole Sisters and the Blue Egg - Roslyn Schwartz
The Mole Sisters and the Rainy Day - Roslyn Schwartz
Great Day for Up - Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop - Dr. Seuss
Sheep on a Ship - Nancy Shaw
Rain Rain Rivers - Uri Shulevitz
Snow - Uri Shulevitz
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit - Il Sung Na
The Life Cycle of a Cat - Lisa Trumbauer
The Life Cycle of a Chicken - Lisa Trumbauer
The Life Cycle of a Frog - Lisa Trumbauer
Cookie's Week - Cindy Ward
Splish, Splash! - Sarah Weeks
Noodles: I Won't Share - Hans Wilhelm
My Friend is Sad - Mo Willems
Every Friday - Dan Yaccarino
The Princess and the Pea - Harriet Ziefert

Current Reading Level - May 29, 2013

Completed Hooked on Phonics: Second Grade. Still working on fluency. Will start All About Spelling 1 this summer or fall.

End date -  June 20, 2013

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