Out and About Set

1 Each of 3 Titles (OUT): $16.50
6-PK Each Title (18 Books) (PKOUT): $99.00
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The Out and About set by MaryRuth Books features some new friends doing interesting things while they are Out and About in different authentic settings. The titles in the Out and About set are realistic fiction. The stories resemble real life and everyday situations. Realistic fiction provides a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Stories take place in a believable setting and closely resemble real life. Reading stories that are classified as realistic fiction can help students better understand themselves and the world.

Joey learns an exciting new skill in The Swim Lesson. Readers get to know Heather, a very special young friend that Danny met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And young readers will love practicing their reading while learning about Porter, a literacy Therapy Dog! Porter is a black lab with an important job. He helps young readers improve their reading skills just by being a very good listener. 

The titles in the Out and About set include The Swim Lesson, Danny and Heather Share, and Porter The Therapy Dog. They are appropriate for Early Emergent to Emergent Readers.

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.

Emergent Readers

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 decode unknown 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.







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