Puppy Danny

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Single Book (6-24-07-5): $5.35
6-Pack (PK6-24-07-5): $31.00
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Word Count: 136
Pages: 16
Level: E/7
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In Puppy Danny, Danny can’t sleep, so he goes to find Dad. Listen to the story Dad tells Danny to help Danny fall back to sleep. Puppy Danny, part of Danny Returns Set 6, is an E leveled, Emergent reader.

Level E Readers

Puppy Danny is an E leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The title is appropriate for Emergent readers (Levels D-E). Books at Level E are simple informational texts, animal fantasy, or realistic fiction with familiar themes. Story ideas are typically concrete and easy to understand. Most concepts are strongly supported by illustrations, although Level E readers are becoming more comfortable relying on print. At this level, the vocabulary and themes are still familiar, but sequencing becomes more important. Although Emergent readers no longer rely on repetitive language, most of the words in Level E texts continue to have easy, predictable spelling patterns.

Level E readers are flexible enough to read books with a varied placement of text and a full range of punctuation. They’re able to process increased sentence complexity. Level E readers understand sentences where the verb precedes the subject. They understand that a variety of words can be used to assign dialogue (said, cried, shouted). Level E readers can read sentences that carry over several lines or across two pages. After reading a story, they can recall the events in the sequence in which they happened. They’re also able to solve longer words with inflectional endings. When Level E readers read aloud, they demonstrate fluency and appropriate phrasing.

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 structure 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.

Reading informational books provides a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. 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. 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. MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Emergent readers.













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1 review for Puppy Danny

  1. Alaina E., Special Education Teacher

    I am a Special Education Teacher and I wanted to let you know how your ‘Danny’ books have helped one of my students. My student is a 2nd grader who is learning disabled. Along with this, he has struggled over the years to behave correctly and complete his work. This is the first year he has ever read a book. It is because of Danny. He loves the real pictures and how we’re following Danny through the events in his life. The consistency of the writing allows him to feel comfortable when starting a new Danny book. He wants to know more about Danny, such as why he can’t see dad’s face in the pictures and why you’re not in the pictures if you’re the author. I told him I would write to you for more information. While we understand that you are a busy author, nothing would make this little boy happier than to know that he contacted an author. This kind of an accomplishment would help him to strive to be a better student and continue to work hard to overcome his disability. I would personally like to thank you for writing these books with a student’s needs in mind.

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