Meg and Greg: A Duck in a Sock

Orca. (Orca Two-Read: Bk. 1). Apr. 2020. 168p. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781459824904.
Gr 1-3–What do a duck in a sock, a fish in a dish, a chicken on a branch, and a sloth in a cloth have in common? Phonics, of course! Meg and Greg, lightly sketched cartoon-style characters, are featured in four stories that spotlight a specific phonics combination: ck, sh, ch, and th. Words highlighting these phonemes are scattered throughout the silly stories, offering readers a chance to practice their skills in a fun and different way. Readers are also treated to a couple of games, including crosswords and word wheels.
VERDICT A unique approach to high-interest texts for reluctant burgeoning readers, this book offers phonics fun wrapped in serious research-based success.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing