Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules Lap Book, the larger, lap-sized version of Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules, is the perfect size for reading aloud with children who are just beginning to read on their own. In Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules, Danny and Bee know how to play it safe. Read about how they use their safety rules as they ride their bikes, go swimming, and play outside. Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules Lap Book is an F leveled, Upper Emergent title.
Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules Lap Book is part of the Early Childhood Unit 2 Kit: Playing and Learning Together. This unit is designed to help young students build social skills and support emotional development needed for success in the classroom. The interactions between Danny and Bee, in the specially selected six books, teach emotional awareness, and encourage empathy and self-regulation. Each book’s corresponding lesson plan is tailored to teach the principles of self-sufficiency, emotional awareness, and empathy demonstrated in the books.
Each themed unit consists of six lap-sized (8.5 x 8.5″) books and a coordinating set of detailed, hands-on lesson plans tailored to teach the principles demonstrated in the books. Unit 2 Kit: Playing and Learning Together includes a My Very Own Bee, just like Danny’s toy, Bee, featured in the Unit 2 books.
The lap-sized books may also be purchased individually and are perfect for small group reading with students.
Level F Readers
Danny and Bee’s Safety Rules Lap Book is a lap-sized, F leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. Level F titles are appropriate for Upper Emergent readers (Levels F-H). Readers at Level F notice and use readers’ tools and simple organizational features, like the table of contents, subtitles, and page headings. They read without pointing at individual words and with the appropriate rate, phrasing, intonation, and word stress. Level F readers can read stretches of simple and split dialogue, and process syntax. They are becoming comfortable with inflectional endings, plurals, contractions, and possessives.
Level F readers are typically able to recognize fifty or more high-frequency words automatically, within continuous text. They can also use letter-sound information to take apart and decode both simple and multisyllable words while they’re reading. Using these same tools, Level F readers self-monitor and correct. Level F readers use word parts (onsets and rimes), language structure, text meaning, and visual information to solve words. Readers at this level will often reread a phrase to problem solve, self-correct, or just confirm what they’re reading.
By Level F, readers can understand the characteristics of the different genres of texts. They are able to recognize whether a text is realistic fiction, fantasy, or nonfiction/informational by its features. In informational texts, Level F readers notice and are able to learn new facts about a variety of topics. They can also identify chronological sequences in a text, when applicable. When reading fiction, Level F readers can understand characters who are more complex and developed. They are able to talk about a character’s motivations and feelings. They can sometimes predict what may happen next in the story based on knowledge of the characters or the type of story.
Upper Emergent Readers
Upper Emergent readers recognize that reading has a variety of purposes and reading different kinds of books is enjoyable for distinct reasons. They should be reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books. Reading informational books provides a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Reading nonfiction helps young students develop background knowledge, which increases their comprehension ability by enabling them to make sense of new ideas. Additionally, informational texts have the potential to motivate students to read more by tapping into their personal interests. Encouraging students to explore a broad array of informational texts can help them see that the real world is as interesting and amazing as any fictional one. MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Upper Emergent readers.