Reading in KDG

Students in kindergarten are enthusiastic about reading “Mercy Watson to the Rescue,” a chapter book about Mercy-our beloved pig and her obsession with her favorite food-buttered toast. Mercy Watson to the Rescue is the story of Mercy the pig and Mr. and Mrs. Watson. Mercy is their pet pig, who lives in their home, and who even has her own room! However, when her owners Mr. and Mrs. Watson get into trouble, it’s up to Mercy to save the day!

While it is important for students to read books at kindergarten level, it is also important to read chapter books to kindergartners as well. The book itself is a hybrid between a picture book and an early chapter book, making this a perfect read. The appealing illustrations add yet another layer of hilarity to an already comic text. Each chapter, students explore ideas and familiarize themselves with elements of literary analysis, setting, plot, characters, character traits, making predictions, and learning complex vocabulary. Students enjoyed working and writing their own workbooks and were eager to find out- in what kind of trouble would Mercy find herself in YET again.