The suffix logist comes from the Greek word logy, which means “the study of.” Words ending in ologist indicate a person “who studies” something, often an academic subject.
The books in the Scientist Danny Set are part of the Danny Science Books series of simple informational texts that explain basic ideas about nature and science. Each book contains original photography and gently introduces young readers to the sciences that study the natural world and the relationships between organisms and their environments.
Reading informational books, like the Scientist Danny Set, provide a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Reading informational books can help develop a student’s general knowledge of the world, which increases comprehension skills. Informational texts also have the potential to motivate children to read more as they research their own 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.
The titles in the Scientist Danny Set include Ornithologist Danny, Botanist Danny, Geologist Danny, and Entomologist Danny. In Ornithologist Danny, Danny observes different colored birds in his yard. In Botanist Danny, Danny studies the plants in his yard. In Geologist Danny, Danny collects rocks in his yard. And, in Entomologist Danny, Danny explores the insects in his yard.
The titles in the Scientist Danny Set have been independently evaluated and leveled by early literacy education experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The books have been designed to support the guided reading method of teaching reading and range in difficulty from Early Emergent to Emergent Reader.
The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) has a range of 3-8 for the set, making it an economical way to engage early readers and encourage their advancement. For more specific information on levels, please see the main product pages for each of the four individual titles in the set.
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