Help young students make the most of time away from the classroom by encouraging them to continue practicing their reading and developing writing skills with a collection of specially selected At-Home items. The Emergent At-Home Reading and Writing Kit includes:
- Six titles (Levels D-E) appropriate for Emergent readers with free downloadable lesson plans
- Two Danny and Bee Writing Journals (one green, unlined version and one red, lined version)
- Six assorted postcards to keep in touch with teachers and other classmates
- Six bookmarks so readers never lose their place
- One pack of 36 Danny + Friends Stickers for fun and writing inspiration
All the goodies can be stored or easily transported in the brightly colored The Chickens and the Fox tote bag, that is included as part of the kit.
Extended Emergent Reading and Writing for an Extended Break from the Classroom
Titles included in the Emergent At-Home Reading and Writing Kit are:
- 5.5 x 8″ title A New Home for Fish (5/D)
- 5.75 x 5.75″ title The Chickens and the Fox (5/D)
- 5.5 x 5.5″ titles A Birthday for Danny’s Bee (6/D) and Danny at the Car Wash (10/E)
- 8.5 x 8.5″ lap-size title Puppy Danny (7/E)
- and the 7.25 x 6.25″ nonfiction/informational title Penguins at the Zoo (8/E)
The guided reading Emergent reader category includes Levels D-E. Emergent readers have a good understanding of the alphabet and early phonics that help them decodeunknown words. They are developing comprehension skills and word-attack strategies, and are comfortable with a significant number of high-frequency words. Emergent readers are more flexible in their ability to handle varied placement of text on a page and understand most punctuation. They’re also able to recognize that reading has a variety of purposes and reading different kinds of books is enjoyable for distinct reasons. Readers at the Emergent level are able to understand a wider range of punctuation and can read dialogue, reflecting the meaning through their phrasing. They’re also able to recognize and understand inflectional endings, like s and ing, and the effect those endings have on root words.
Readers at this level 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. MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Emergent readers.
• Download lesson plans for the Emergent At-Home Reading and Writing Kit