Kindergarten - Identifying Parts Of A Book

 
     
 
     
 
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Identifying parts of a book
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book
Know how to differentiate between the front cover and title page. Be able to identify the back cover of the book. Know important information contained on front cover, title page and back cover.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

How can you tell the front cover apart from the back cover? Has title.

(2)

Can you feel the difference between the front cover and title page? Yes

(3)

Where might you find a brief description of the story you are about to read? Back cover.

(4)

Where can find you find the author’s name? Both front cover an title page?

(5)

What is a big difference between the front cover and title page? Front cover is colorful and may have a picture.

Learning Tips

(1)

Before starting lesson gather a few books together: children’s books, adult books, dictionaries etc., They should have a colorful front cover and a distinctive back cover ( very different from front cover).

(2)

Have your child form the letter “L” with both the left and right hand using their thumb and index finger. Draw a correct capital “L” on a piece of paper (try to make it as large as your child’s “L”. Now have your child place their right hand “L” and left hand “L” over the drawn “L”. Ask which one matches. The one that matches is the correct “L” which stands for their left hand.

(3)

Show them a book and show them that the spine (where the pages are bound together) is always on the left hand side and the opening is always on the right hand side.

(4)

Show them the front cover of the book. It is generally more colorful (sometimes contains a picture) and thicker than the title page. Both the front cover and title page may contain the title and author’s name. Title page also contains publisher’s information which the front cover usually does not. Title page is usually white or a bit off white with hardly any colorful print.

(5)

Back cover is usually colorful (like front cover) but lacks title. It also may contain a brief description of the story.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

What can you find on the front cover? The title and author’s name.

(2)

How are the title page and front cover the same? They both contain the title and author’s name.

(3)

How are the title page and front cover different? Point out consistent differences.

(4)

What is the last page of a book called? Back cover.

(5)

Which is thicker: the front cover or title page? Front cover.

(6)

On which side does a book open? The right side.

(7)

What is the side opposite the opening called? The spine.

(8)

Does the front cover or the back cover come first?

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