In Baby Elephant Goes for a Swim, Baby Elephant goes for a swim in the river while Big Elephant takes a nap in the sun. See what happens when Baby Elephant tries to get Big Elephant’s attention!
Baby Elephant Goes for a Swim is part of the illustrated Baby Elephant Stories set of books. The titles, Lunch for Baby Elephant, Baby Elephant’s Trunk, and Baby Elephant Goes for a Swim, can be read by Early Emergent readers(F&P levels A-C, Reading Recovery® levels 1-4). Baby Elephant Runs Away and Berries for Baby Elephant are appropriate for Emergent readers (F&P levels D-E, Reading Recovery® levels 5-8). The increasing levels of reading difficulty serve to challenge and encourage progressing readers. Upper Emergent readers will enjoy the final title in the set, Baby Elephant is Thirsty (F&P level H, Reading Recovery® level 12).
Level C Readers
Baby Elephant Goes for a Swim is a C leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient. The book is appropriate for Early Emergent readers (Levels A-C). Level C titles typically feature simple characters and colorful pictures that support the printed text. The vocabulary is already familiar to the reader and most pages have just two to five lines of text, with phrases that are repetitive, to help children build confidence as they read. Students reading at level C are able to match spoken words to the printed words with their eyes. Level C readers notice punctuation and begin to use expression and phrasing in their reading as their comprehension skills continue to improve. They understand and can identify a simple sequence of events in the story. Reading at level C, they now have a wider range of high-frequency words and are able to self-correct while reading. Illustrations are still important keys to readers at this level, helping them in the decoding of new words.
Early Emergent Readers
Early Emergent readersbenefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text structure and repeated vocabulary. Illustrationsare important cues for readers at this level, supporting the decodingof new words. In addition to Baby Elephant, MaryRuth Books has other sets of titles that feature charming illustrated characters. Early Emergent readers are still building their vocabulary. Having a large vocabulary of high-frequency words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language.