Editorial Review

School Library Journal - On a Rainy Day

Cover: On a Rainy Day

PreS-Gr 1–This early reader series uses common sight words and repetitive sentence structures to describe what children do in different types of weather. Rainy, sunny, snowy, and windy days are explored through a different simple sentence structure that is repeated throughout the book. This repetition (“I play with…”, “I make a…”) is designed to help readers recognize these phrases. Pages feature one short sentence (“I eat in the sunshine”) along with a relevant image of people engaging in that activity. These crisp, vibrant photographs help guide readers by providing visual prompts. A word list and a list of the sentences is included at the end of each book. VERDICT At a brief 40 to 60 words each, this series uses repetition to help build fluency, and ultimately confidence and independence, in developing readers.

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