Danny sees a little raccoon in his yard. Danny is curious and follows the little raccoon to see where he goes.
The Little Raccoon in My Yard, is a C leveled reader, Early Emergent category (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 no longer rely on finger tracking. They’re 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 know a wider range of high-frequency words and often self-correct while reading. Level C titles can also be helpful tools in supporting and encouraging older students who are struggling or reluctant to read.
Early Emergent readers benefit from reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books about familiar topics. The books should use carefully controlled text and repeated vocabulary. Pictures are important keys to readers at this level, supporting the decoding of new words. Early Emergent readers are still building a vocabulary of frequently used words. Having a large vocabulary of frequently used words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language. We offer many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Early Emergent readers.