DescriptionEvery child loves story time! Books from School Zone’s Start to Read! series, in read-along format, narrate and present interesting stories with familiar themes that help children learn to read.
In A Different Tune a creature named Bill discovers why his unique talent makes him special. As a Level 3 section from the series, it’s intended for young readers with some experience at Levels 1 and 2. Most of the vocabulary words in this story are typically introduced in first and second grade. The words stranger, failed, early, special, instead, beautiful, and music are higher-level words. In order to read successfully, children need to master a basic vocabulary of sight words and learn to sound out words. This read-along storybook app makes it extra fun. It’s a super solution to the “Read me a story!” refrain. Easy-to-use settings allow children to control their app experience. If they turn on “Read to Me” mode, they can follow along with the narrator as each word onscreen is highlighted. With it off, they can try reading the story on their own. In both modes, if they get stuck, they can touch any word, any time and hear its pronunciation. Kids can also choose auto-page turning and background music on or off.
• Part of a multi-level series
• Introduces 45-150 new words
• Relies on core words and repetition
• Presents familiar themes and experiences
• Illustrated to provide important picture clues
• Memorable story line and main characters
Written by: Bruce Witty
Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
Narrated by: Edye Evans Hyde
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