This book depicts the things that all children do at home. There are simple sentences that show the child what images to look for. For example, I eat lunch is followed by 1 and then 2 boxes where the child must put the pictures for eat and lunch in order to complete the sentence. Other sentences included are ride bike, play with toys, listen to music, watch TV and go to the bathroom, among many others.
Things I Do At Home uses the vocabulary and activities that might make-up a typical day at home as a basis for the reading activities. It also contains 4 picture pages and 12 sentence pages where students work on matching, identifying, and labeling pictures. Upon completion of those activities students then use the pictures as a visual aid to complete simple sentences. Students then read the sentences with and without the pictures as they become better readers, finally mixing -up the sentence order to make sure they are really reading and not just memorizing the sentence order. Like in, 'I Go To School', pictures can also be used to answer simple functional questions. (ex: Where do you go when you are tired? Answer: To bed!)
Metal Ring, by Joan Green, Illustrated by Linda Comerford