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Phoebe sounds it out / written by Julie Zwillich ; illustrated by Denise Holmes.

Zwillich, Julie, (author.). Holmes, Denise, (illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hartford City PL - Hartford City J 813.6 (YELLOW) (Text) 76051000175206 Juvenile Non-Fiction Checked out 12/28/2018
Morgan Co PL - Eminence Branch E ZWI (Text) 78551000376198 Easy Collection Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield E FIC Zwillich (Text) 31208912528421 children picture book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771471640
  • ISBN: 1771471646
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Owlkids Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
When Phoebe's class begins practicing writing their names, her teacher tells her to sound it out, but Phoebe struggles with the correct spelling.
Target Audience Note:
AD 590 Lexile.
AD530L Lexile
Decoding demand: 74 (high) Semantic demand: 68 (high) Syntactic demand: 90 (very high) Structure demand: 79 (high) Lexile
Subject: School children > Juvenile fiction.
Spelling errors > Juvenile fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Struggling to learn to write her name in spite of its less-intuitive spelling, kindergartener Phoebe works beside her classmates trying to learn letters and their sounds while discovering that everyone makes mistakes sometimes.
  • Perseus Publishing
    Meet Phoebe. Unfortunately, her name doesn’t look quite like it sounds. At school, her classmates practice writing their names, but Phoebe struggles. Her teacher tells her to “just sound it out.” Phoebe doubts herself and procrastinates before resolving to try. Readers are privy to her funny, endearing interior monologue and little-kid rationale as she writes the result: FEEBY.

    Told in a relatable, introspective voice, this school story conveys the feelings and worries of a 5-year-old and supports learning about sounds and letters. Readers will see from Phoebe’s fellow kindergartners’ attempts that everyone makes mistakes, and that we can take pride in effort and not just perfection.

    Grade Range: Pre-K–2
    Fountas & Pinnell: J
    Reading Recovery: 17
    Lexile: AD 590L


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