Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


Bibliographic Information: Martin Jr, Bill and John Archambault. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. New York: Little Simon, 1989. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story has been a long time children’s classic.  It is one that children get excited to read as well as memorize with ease.  Students often recognize the alphabet letters within the book first, and then realize that a pattern occurs throughout the book.  It is great for teaching concepts of print, and word or sentence structure.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-1

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy reading aloud along with their teacher.

Rating/ Response: 5 – This story is truly a classic.  It is also colorful and incorporates geometric figures on each page.  Students can also point out color recognition and shape recognition along with learning the letters and words.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What letters within the alphabet rhyme with each other?

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: Students learn the recognize letters, words, sentences, concept of print, colors, rhyming and geometrics shapes.  All of which are extremely important ideas of phonics and math.

Posted by: Alexa Wachter


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