At the Zoo – a Leveled Early Reader

With sight words, and short repeated phrases, At The Zoo is a perfect book for early readers. At the Zoo uses the sight word phrase “I like to look at the…” (see the full text below).

At the zoo is another great creative commons leveled book from Mustard Seed Books (see more about Mustard Seed Books below).

With a word Count: 56 and 8 content pages, This book is leveled for the following common reading standards: Grade Level: 1.1 Guided Reading: C, Reading Recovery: 2.

What do we see at the zoo?

Text from At The Zoo

I like to look at the zebras.

I like to look at the bear.

I like to look at the tiger.

I like to look at the monkeys.

I like to look at the crocodile.

I like to look at the hippo.

I like to look at the lion.

I like to look at the elephant.

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Comments 9

  • I am a mum and teacher for 1st year students. I would love to have a copy of your free readers for my kids.

    • Hi Ruth, we only do ebooks right now – you can download them all on the site, but the free hard copies are in the pipeline, I am just trying to gather feedback about how to do this, most likely we would start with those without access to good reading resources, it would be wonderful if you can perhaps ask some of the kids to come up with ideas, not sure if first years will be able to contribute a great deal but they may surprise me :-), but perhaps other years in your school?

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  • Yes i liked it as my 4 year old could have read it to me.

    • Hi, yes – this book comes from the Mustard Seed levelled readers and is in the correct “level” for around 4 to 6 (home language dependant) year old age group! Great to hear that it works.

  • How can I buy several copies of the book, At the Zoo, for my Kindergarten Guided reading group?

    • Hi Victoria, this book (it is under open license) can be printed on demand for school use- that is you are welcome to take it to somewhere to print, I can print it for you, but it would take me some time and money, as it is a short book and full colour. POD if you want will be around 15$ a book inclusive of shipping. (- For other readers, this is not applicable to all books).

  • It´s a really nice book for toddlers, especially if they’re ESL readers.


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