Welcome warmer weather and encourage young students to continue practicing their reading with a collection of six specially priced spring-themed titles (Levels B-I). The set includes titles appropriate for beginning readers (Early Emergent and Emergent readers), as well as more challenging titles for Upper Emergent and Early Fluent readers, to encourage progress and support the development of skills. All books have free downloadable lesson plans and running records.
The six titles included in the spring-themed Special May Bouquet are:
- 5.5 x 5.5″ titles Dandelion Danny (5/D), Danny’s Tadpoles (5/D), Danny’s Bean Plant (11/G), and Spy Danny (14/I)
- 5.75 x 5.75″ title Botanist Danny (5/E)
- and the 7.25 x 6.25″ nonfiction/informational title The Robins in My Yard (2/B)
Readers at all levels benefit from reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books.
MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators. Reading informational books provides a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Nonfiction texts help 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.
- Download and color your own spring bouquet.
- April showers bring May flowers…
- Go on a spring scavenger hunt.
- Basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lavender, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme are all good sources of nectar for honeybees. Find our handy Bee-Friendly Herb Growing Table here. Get directions for a fun Growing Herbs For Honeybees activity here.
- Learn more about trees and other plants. Plant your own tree with a seed you recycle from a piece of delicious fruit.
- Complete a Dots-To-Dots exercise to see what Ornithologist Danny sees in his backyard during the spring.
- After reading Spy Danny, young readers can become Word Detectives, where they test their skills at finding and solving tricky words with this printable worksheet.