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How Rocket learned to read (2010)

by Tad Hills

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The story, "How Rocket Learned to Read" teaches readers how fun learning to read can be! I enjoyed this story for many reasons. First, the characters. I enjoyed that the characters were a bird and a dog, rather than humans. Obviously animals cannot read, but I think young readers will enjoy the personification. Next, I like the illustrations. Some pages the illustrations were the main focus, while on other pages the text was the main focus. Finally, I like that the message teaches students to enjoy reading! ( )
  stoppe3 | Mar 26, 2014 |
When the little yellow bird tells Rocket that he is her student, he resists. But he is soon drawn in by the stories that she is reading aloud. She starts by teaching him the wondrous alphabet, then how to spell words. Rocket practices all winter long until the little yellow bird returns and they can read together.
  Boockk | Feb 10, 2014 |
This is a fantastic book for kindergarten teachers to introduce reading and narrative writing. Rocket is a young dog who meets a little yellow bird who proclaims to be his teacher. She teaches him the alphabet and the letter sounds to start learning to read. Rocket is so curious about the world, he starts putting words together to spell out the things in his life. This is an excellent engaging, relatable story for young beginning readers. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Jan 26, 2014 |
Rocket learns to read with the help of his teacher the bird
  shaemakay | Dec 9, 2013 |
The book is a very sweet story. It does a good job of getting a child even a pre-reader to start to think about the sounds of the alphabet and how words can be broken down. The illustrations are beautifully rendered and detailed. You can almost feel the softness of Rockets fluffy fur as you read.
  Victoria_Martin | Dec 5, 2013 |
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About a dog named Rocket and how he learns to read. He is a little against it at first, but a great story about bone hidden gets his attention. I thought this was fun read, the art was good. It would serve a great purpose in a classroom teaching kids how to read. Rocket is a great example of how a student learns and how they need to practice on their own.
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A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

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