The Basic Consonant Books
The set includes 9 books:
The books are short with kid-friendly vocabulary and illustrations.
The group of 1st & 2nd graders that I worked with read Hanna Hippo. These students generally HATE books
(both are very poor readers), but they followed along with the story readily. The text and story were simple.
Hanna the Hippo loves to laugh and goes around her town to share a laugh with her friends.
The author provides ample opportunities to practice your target sound. My students were laughing as they
imitated Hanna the Hippo's laughter throughout the story. I was also able to use this story to talk about
sequencing, which friends did Hanna laugh with first and what happened to Hanna at the end of the story?
1. Ample opportunity to practice target sound
2. Kid friendly text & vocabulary (also introduces some new words to discuss with your students--
like how a pig can also be called a "hog")
3. Each book has a list of target words and sight words at the end of the story.
4. You can easily use the story to incorporate sequencing of events (if that's a goal for your student)
5. The books are small so they don't take up a ton of room (which is important if your room is a closet like mine)
1. The books may be a little babyish for older kids (3 grade & up)
Overall, I am really pleased with these books and hope that I will be able to get the complex consonant set
someday in the future.