Color names are some of the first words people learn to describe the world around them. The Colors collection gives each of the colors of the rainbow and more its own book at Level aa. Detailed photographs on every page help early emergent readers learn to describe their observations and begin to organize what they see around them.
Why Use Los colores/Colors
Students who can identify and name colors begin to understand how they can group or sort objects, which leads to skill building in math and reading. Each full-color book connects the featured color word with its visual representation on every page.
In addition to focusing on a color, each book is organized around a central topic or theme, such as rainforest animals and plants, to give students opportunities to categorize or compare and contrast in other content areas, such as science or social studies, and build vocabulary.
Patterned text and detailed photographs help early emergent readers build high-frequency word recognition, decoding skills, and vocabulary using the text and nonfiction text features.
How to Use Los colores/Colors
Each book focuses on one color and one central topic or theme so the series can be read in any order. However, you might consider having students read the books in rainbow order or by primary and secondary color groups to integrate the series with science or art instruction.
- Use the leveled book lesson plans for including reading strategies and comprehension skills.
- Assign worksheets to reinforce lesson plan objectives.
- Ask questions from the Discussion Cards to take students beyond the text with higher-order thinking skills.
- Refer to the content area Connections on the back cover of each book to extend student learning with writing, art, science, math, or social studies.