... A School Alphabet
Authors: Steven L. and Deborah Dover Layne
Illustrator: Doris Ettlinger
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Ages: 6 through 12
Themes: Education, Teachers, Classrooms, Schools
First lines: Inside every schoolhouse there's much to do and see. Let's looks at all that makes school fun; we'll work from A to Z. A begins our alphabet- the letters that we need to make the words and sentences we want to write and read.
Book Flap: Did you know that "kindergarten" comes from a German word that means, "a garden of children?" Or that "arithmetic" comes from the Greek word arithmos? Now students of every age can get a first-rate education as Sleeping Bear Press goes "back to school" with T is for Teachers: a School Alphabet.
Written in a two-tier format with rhyming text for beginning readers and detailed expository for older students, T is for Teachers gives a guided A to Z tour through a day at school.
Why I like it: Being a former school teacher, and continuing as such in home educating our two teenagers, I like the idea of a book dedicated to our profession! Although most students know what a school day entails, this book would be appropriate for new students, whether kindergarteners or foreign students attending school for the first time. Or, it can be used as a "teacher/staff appreciation" tool to introduce the people who work with students on a daily base.
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