Danny Likes Red Lap Book, the larger, lap-sized version of Danny Likes Red, is the perfect size for reading aloud with children who are just beginning to read on their own. Danny loves all of the colors, but has a special fondness for the color red. Read along to see all of the things Danny has that are red. Danny Likes Red Lap Book is a B leveled, Early Emergent reader.
Danny Likes Red Lap Book is part of the Early Childhood Unit 1 Kit: All About Me. This unit provides an opportunity for young students to better understand themselves and build strong self-esteem as they experience physical growth and their first efforts at self-sufficiency and becoming an individual. Each book’s corresponding lesson plan encourages self-awareness by helping students compare what is alike, and what is different, between them and their peers. Using hands-on activities, the students will create their own “All About Me” book to share with classmates and families.
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 1 Kit: All About Me comes with Danny the Dog Puppet to use during classroom story times, or just for fun!
The lap-sized books may also be purchased individually and are perfect for small group reading with students.
Level B Readers
Danny Likes Red Lap Book is a lap-sized B leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient. This book is appropriate for Early Emergent readers (Levels A-C). Level B 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. Level B titles can also be helpful tools in supporting and encouraging students who are struggling or reluctant to read.
Early Emergent Readers
Early Emergent readers benefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text and repeated vocabulary. Illustrations are important keys to readers at this level, supporting the decoding of new words. Early Emergent readers are still building a vocabulary of high-frequency words. Having a large vocabulary of frequently used words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language. Developing readers should be reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books. 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.
MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators. Readers at all levels benefit from reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books. 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.