Written by: Sharon Brinkerhoff
Illustrated by: Liliane Grenier
The vowels, A, E, I, O, and U know they are important! They know vowels are always needed to make words, so they form a cool club, the Wow Vowel club. Each vowel gives examples of words it can make. But every time they do anything, there is a mystery character who intrudes! Some other letter of the alphabet says it is a vowel too! It seems impossible, until the mystery character is revealed: the letter Y! The other vowels gladly invite Y into their club, and add his rhyme to their poem to celebrate.
For choral groups of readers, or 2 - 5 individual readers.
Topic Story Set: includes 1 Easel book, 5 Mini Transition books, 1 sparkle microphone prop, supplemental activity sheets, and 1 teacher's implementation guide. Optional add-ons: a mini costume kit which includes a mini costume for each character.
Topic Story Easel Book only : includes 1 Easel book, supplemental activity sheets, and 1 teacher's implementation guide. Optional add-ons: a mini costume kit which includes a mini costume for each character.
Topic Story Mini Transition Books only: includes 5 Mini Transition books, supplemental activity sheets, and 1 teacher's implementation guide. Optional add-ons: 1 mini costume kit, with a mini costume for each character.
What are Mini Transition Stories? Each topic has 1 full-length story in the form of an Easel book (11" x 17" spiral bound) and 5 Mini Transition stories (each 8 1/2" x 11" saddle stitched). Rather than just five copies of the topic story, the Mini Transition stories are short and simple stories that introduce one each of five elements from the full length story using most of the text from that story as a means of building up and preparing students to read the full-length story. In a sense, the Mini stories each represent about one fifth of the story plot and text of the full length story and are to be read first, one each day, or more frequently, to transition students to be able to read the full length story that includes some additional teacher text that rounds out an entire plot that is fun and exiciting.