The first book that I received was "Wishy Washy Clothes" and was from the Joy Cowley Early Birds collection. With a word count of 64 words, this Mrs. Wishy Washer reader was a great resource for some of my more proficient readers to read independently in class. The story was adorable and very accessible with its use of sight words, easily decodable words, and pictures to give students comprehension support as they were reading.
The second book that I received was "Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Wash". This reader had a word count of 227 words, which was a bit much for my kinder kiddos, however I was able to use it as a resource with the group of first grade reading intervention students that I work with on Tuesdays.
One feature that was SO helpful for teachers that I found in both of these books was the handy teacher's guide that is inside the back cover. The teacher's guide gave comprehension questions, features of text to focus on, vocabulary words, and more!
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Well that's it for tonight folks! I'm off to watch some Duck Dynasty (yes, you can thank Kerri and my mother for getting me TOTALLY hooked - and now I just loooooove me some Willie and Phil!!).
“Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review. All opinions are my own and this is not a compensated post.”