Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Trucks!

National Geographic does it again with Trucks! by Will Mara. A narrator named Slick (complete with trucker hat) introduces the reader to 10 different kinds of trucks.  Each truck is shown in National Geographic photo glory and accompanied by easy to read text.  My favorite truck was the Liebherr T282. It's a dump truck that can carry more than 50 school buses!

This Level 1 reader will be very attractive to nonfiction fans in K-2 classes and, like other National Geographic Readers, a great way to work on fluency and comprehension for older readers who need easy readers. Trucks! is loaded with nonfiction text features (table of contents, labels, vocabulary) and some pretty decent jokes as well. For a 4 dollar hardcover book, you get a lot of great text and photos.

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