Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Race Team


Race Team.  Written by Dennis R. Shealy, Illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artist.  Random House, c. 2008.

Reading Level:  BR, Random House Step 1

Synopsis:  This retelling of the Disney Pixar Cars Movie uses large print and beginning sight words to tell the story of Lightning McQueen’s journey to race.  He meets all of of the Cars characters in this preschool-kindergarten level book.

Rationale for classroom use:  Good book to read with reluctant readers who may be familiar with the movie or topic of cars.  The illustrations relate specifically to the movie, so young readers can use their prior knowledge of the movie to help them read along with the story.

Common Core Connection:  Print concepts of word formation left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.




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This entry was posted on May 30, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .

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