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Fun in the Sun
I Like to Read® Book Level F
by David Catrow
David Catrow, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 10 x 7 3/4 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823438457 | 09-30-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Humor, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, H, K, PW

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1,2, 2b, 2d, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5b, 5c
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 2b, 3, 3b, 4, 4a-c
SL.1.1, 1a-c, 2-6
W.1.1, 3, 5, 8
RL.1.1-4, 7, 9

About the Book

A hapless dog frolics in the sun and sand on a perfect beach day. It's fun in the sand, but now there's sand in his lunch and sand in his suit. Time for a dip in the water! The dog splishes, splashes, and rides the waves; it's fun in the water too. As the sun goes down, he flies a kite with new friends. Fun in the sky! But did he remember sunscreen?

David Catrow's zany illustrations make this dog's day in the sun anything but ordinary.

About the I Like to Read® Series: Picture Books for Every Level of Emerging Reader

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels, and have been evaluated and assigned Guided Reading Levels A-G based on the Fountas and Pinnell system.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea of the book? How does author David Catrow use details to support the main idea? RL.K-1.1, 2

2. Who is the main character? How do you know? RL.K-1.3

3. What did Dog forget to bring to the beach? Explain how David Catrow use pictures to develop the characters, setting and events in FUN IN THE SUN. RL.K-1.1, 7

4. Discuss how David Catrow uses words and phrases to enhance the meaning and tone of the story. Discuss repeated lines, rhyming words and figurative language. (Ex. "We float like a boat.") RL.K-1.4

Readers' Guide
FUN IN THE SUN: An I Like to Read® Book, Level F
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.