Meg and Greg: A Duck in a Sock

  • Illustrated By: Elisa Gutiérrez
  • Pages:168
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Meg and Greg
  • Themes:phonics, dyslexia, learning difference, animal adventures, buddy reading
  • Available:04/14/2020
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:490L
  • ATOS:2.6
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L
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A decodable book featuring four phonics stories specially designed to help children of all abilities overcome language-based learning difficulties.

Meg and Greg are hanging out for the summer doing what ten-year-olds do—helping an injured duckling, finding a lost pet fish, saving ranch animals from a wildfire and catching a wandering sloth!

A Duck in a Sock is the first book in the Meg and Greg series designed for shared reading between a child learning to read and an experienced reader. Inside you'll find four stories that introduce one new phonogram (a letter or combination of letters that represent a sound) in each story: the ck, sh, ch and th phonograms. Each story builds on the previous ones by including words with the phonograms already introduced. In addition, the series has special features to help a child with dyslexia or another language-based learning difficulty achieve reading success.

“Brings new energy to the task of learning to read.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“The stories offer both flashes of humor and plenty of action to drive the instructional intent.”
– Booklist
“There are many books focusing on leveled reading, but Meg and Greg: A Duck in a Sock is a series with a difference...The sharing of the reading between an experienced reader and the child allows for the inclusion of more complex text on the buddy reader's page and a lower reading level with a phonogram focus on the kid's page. This allows for a richer reading experience and a guided learning experience for the child. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This primer should appeal to phonics stalwarts and phonics learners...Art, drawn in a heavy ink line, helps readers focus on labeled objects and voice-balloon content.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A unique approach to high-interest texts for reluctant burgeoning readers, this book offers phonics fun wrapped in serious research-based success.”
– School Library Journal
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2020  |  Commended

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