Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin


Bibliographic Information: Moss, L., Priceman, M., & Zakris, P. (1995). Zin! Zin! Zin!: A Violin. [New York]: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Brief Annotation: An introduction of instruments and numbers adds up to an orchestra of beautiful rhythm.

Genre: Fantasy

Grade Level: 2-5

Readers who will like this: Readers who are learning to count; readers who like music; readers who play an instrument; readers who like rhyme

Rating/Response: 5 Using elegant language and illustrations, this book introduces readers to the beauty of orchestra instruments and number grouping. Both verbally and visually smooth, readers will be turning each page with appreciation and anticipation.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: “Do you play an instrument?”  “If so, which instrument?”  “If not, which would you like to learn?”

Reading Strategy: Free Choice

Rationale for Strategy: This book is ideal for teaching students valuable counting skills through the introduction of the musical instruments that make up an orchestra.

Posted by: Sammi Keller


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