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A Job for Little Elf

A Job for Little Elf

A Job for Little Elf
Description

Is Little Elf too little to help? Everyone will be charmed by the illustrations in this delightful story.

Level:
F/9 View Level Chart
Author:
Michele Dufresne
Page Count:
12
Word Count:
197
Characters:
Little Elf
Genre:
Fiction
Graphics Type:
Illustrations
Illustrator:
Cula Carmen Elena
On RRCNA booklist:
Yes
Accelerated Reader Quiz Available:
No

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Reviews
Perfect Seasonal Book Choice –Jane
I purchased several Little Elf titles for my small groups right before the holidays. I am so glad that I did! Children love reading about Santa and Little Elf. With the upcoming holidays they were definitely engaged in the stories! (Posted on 12/31/2013)
Great book for my students!!! –MTD
I love the Little Elf books and my students have really enjoyed reading them during the weeks before Christmas this year. This particular book is well suited for readers who are approaching independence. Students can identify with Little Elf and the problem of being too little to do some things. It is nice for them to see that there are jobs for little people too. :) (Posted on 12/29/2011)
Sweet story for reading with little ones! –Deanna
i like this story and how it ends! It's encouraging for little ones to see they too can be useful. I also appreciate the repetitive use of words for early readers to get the meaning and learn to recognize words after reading it the first and second time! (Posted on 12/29/2011)
Big Elf is mean –Pat G
This was a favorite in first grade this year. The dialogue and repetitive text was very helpful to promote fluency. The story inspired the children to write their own extensions. I loved when one child wrote that Big Elf should be fired because of how he spoke to Little Elf. A great book for teaching reading and social skills. (Posted on 12/29/2011)
Little Helpers –Sophia
I love that there is a Christmas series. I like Little Elf because the stories give practical problems that kids often have with bigger kids. LOVE IT! (Posted on 12/29/2011)
Engaging Little Elf –jessie
I like this story because it has a great big idea for children to talk about. It's perfect for this holiday time! It inspires good writing ideas and connections. (Posted on 12/21/2011)
The kids loved this story! –Teresa
This is a great story to bring into any classroom reading program. I borrowed it from the school library two weeks ago as a story to read during one group's guided reading time. With the holiday season fast approaching, the boys and girls were really attracted to the topic and it worked well for the strategy we were working on at the time. (Posted on 12/21/2011)
Little Elf gets a job with Santa –Barbara
My students are having so much fun reading this book! They reread it over and over and laugh each time, especially when Little Elf gets to ride in the sleigh. The level is perfect for this time of year. The higher readers can read this independently, and it is repetitive enough for the lower readers to be successful. GREAT Book!!! (Posted on 12/20/2011)
Great Book With a Great Lesson! –Beth
This book lends itself well to teaching students how to determine the lesson of a story...students will be able to connect on a personal level to this text. It is supportive to the beginning reader, but it provides enough challenge to push them forward. (Posted on 12/20/2011)
Fun High Interest Story –Missy E.
The Little Elf stories are a great addition to your collection. I agree with the other reviewers that even though it is a longer story, at level 8 it still gives enough support through repeated phrases to support the early reader. The illustrations also give support, while there are mulitiple opportunities for predicting and problem solving (driving, pack, sleigh). Any of the Little Elf stories are of high interest especially this time of year when most kids have Christmas on their minds. Also, it is a good text to make connections to (I usually ask if they have ever been told they were "too little" to help with something). But in the end, Santa finds a perfect job for him. (Posted on 12/14/2011)
Love having Christmas stories! –SC
These books are wonderful stories that come in many levels that give all children the opportunity to read a Christmas related story. The illustrations are fabulous and the books have nice size font for young readers. The story length is perfect for our little readers. Love all of your books as do the kids. (Posted on 12/8/2011)
Even though your little, you can be a BIG help! –Vicki
Little Elf wants to help Santa, but Big Elf thinks he is too little. However, Little Elf gets to do the best job of all! This very clever ending supports a theme we want all of our children to know: even though you are little, you can be a BIG help.
My students LOVE Little Elf. I LOVE this text, because it is lengthier than most at this reading level. Yet, it has a few repetitive phrases that support the young reader. The children walk away proud and feel more confident to enter other lengthier texts. (Posted on 12/5/2011)
Even though you're little, you can be a BIG help! –vjjayhawk
Little Elf wants to help Santa, but Big Elf thinks he is too little. But, Little Elf ends up with the best job of all! This very clever ending suggests a theme we want all of our children to know: even though you're little, you can be a BIG help.
My students LOVE Little Elf. I LOVE this text, because it is lengthier than most texts at this level. Yet, there is just enough repetition to support the young reader. The children walk away very proud and more secure in entering the next lengthier text. (Posted on 12/5/2011)
Great addition to the book library –Renee P.
I really thought this would be a great book to add to my collection. I liked that it had a few different patterns repeated throughout the text to add support for students who aren't QUITE ready to leave the predictability behind yet. Children really love Christmas, so I know they will just adore the Little Elf series. (Posted on 12/5/2011)
Little Elf needs a job he can do. –barbara
This is a great story for December! Little Elf needs a job and he keeps getting in the way. This book is a perfect level for independent reading this time of year, and it can lead to good discussions on how Little Elf is like the children at home - wanting to help! The kids will enjoy reading it over and over and possibly writing about what other jobs Little Elf could do. (Posted on 11/27/2010)
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