Pumpkin Patch

From the Series Around Town

Pumpkin Patch takes emergent readers on a trip to the pumpkin patch while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once.

Pumpkin Patch includes Tools for Teachers and Caregivers and a Let’s Review! question and image, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Pumpkin Patch is part of Jump!’s Around Town series.
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Preschool
Category Beginning Readers, New!
Subject Early Concepts, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Tadpole Books
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2020-08-01
BISACS JNF037030, JNF038000, JNF045000
Dewey 635
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 130
Guided Reading Level D
Features Index and Table of contents

Reviews

Around Town - Reviewed by School Library Journal

This series for beginning readers explores a variety of locations, from airports to farmer’s markets to museums. The opening pages offer tools to support fluency and comprehension; high-frequency and content-area words are highlighted. Thoughtful before-and-after reading activities, designed to be used with the support of parents or educators, are provided to help readers engage with the text. Page layouts include a full-page color photograph, which is often labeled so that readers can engage with subject-specific vocabulary, along with one short sentence that reflects the specific image. Repetitive sentence structures are used throughout the text. Photographs show children and adults who are people of color. There is also a good balance of gender and age representation. VERDICT Thoughtful prompts and intentional choices to support early readers make this an excellent series for children at the beginning of their reading journey.