Spy Danny Lap Book

Single Book (EC2-44-189-8): $6.50
6-Pack (PKEC2-44-189-8): $35.50
Size: 8.5 x 8.5
Word Count: 230
Pages: 16
Level: /14
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In Spy Danny Lap Book, the larger, lap-sized version of Spy Danny, Danny and Bee are trying to solve the mystery of the disappearing flowers. They use their handy-dandy spy kit to look for clues. Will they solve the mystery? This lap-sized book is the perfect size for reading aloud with children who are just beginning to read on their own. Spy Danny Lap Book is an I leveled, Early Fluent reader.

Spy Danny Lap Book is part of the Early Childhood Unit 2 Kit: Playing and Learning Together. This unit is designed to help young students build social skills and support emotional development needed for success in the classroom. The interactions between Danny and Bee, in the specially selected six books, teach emotional awareness, and encourage empathy and self-regulation. Each book’s corresponding lesson plan is tailored to teach the principles of self-sufficiency, emotional awareness, and empathy demonstrated in the books.

Each themed unit consists of six lap-sized (8.5 x 8.5″) books and a coordinating set of detailed, hands-on lesson plans tailored to teach the principles demonstrated in the books. Unit 2 Kit: Playing and Learning Together includes a “My Very Own Bee,” just like Danny’s toy, Bee, featured in the Unit 2 books.

The lap-sized books may also be purchased individually and are perfect for small group reading with students.

Coordinating Activity
  • After reading Spy Danny, have young readers become Word Detectives, testing their skills at finding and solving tricky words with this printable worksheet.
Level I Readers

Spy Danny Lap Book is an I leveled, Early Fluent reader (Levels I-M), based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. Level I readers use clusters, blends and digraphs, as well as consonant and vowel letter-sound relationships to solve words. They connect words that mean the same or almost the same, and use context and pictures to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. Level I readers can quickly and automatically recognize a large number of high-frequency words, and use word-solving strategies for complex spelling patterns, multisyllable words, compound words, and many words with inflectional endings, plurals, contractions, and possessives. When reading out loud, they are able to demonstrate (without using a finger to point at words) appropriate rate, phrasing, intonation, and word stress.

At Level I, readers will begin processing texts with compound sentences, multiple episodes, more elaborate story lines, several chapters, and unusual formats such as letters or questions followed by answers. With early reading skills under control, readers can follow slightly more complex story lines. Level I readers understand dimensional characters, identify with them, and feel empathy. They can talk about a character’s motivations and feelings, and can sometimes predict what may happen next based on knowledge of the characters or the type of story they’re reading.

Add a 2-sheet MRB Letter Set to any order for only $1.00 each set

The 8-1/2 x 11″ sheets are printed in 2-colors on sturdy 110# white index stock and designed to be a portable way for students to do letter or word work whether they’re learning at home or in the classroom. The set includes one sheet of upper case and one sheet of lower case letters, plus several blank tiles so the sheets can be customized. Vowels are printed in red. Consonants are printed in blue. The font used for the letter sheets is student-friendly. Printed dashed lines between the individual letter tiles make cutting them out easy.


Early Fluent Readers

Early Fluent readers recognize that reading has a variety of purposes and reading different kinds of books is enjoyable for distinct reasons. They should be reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books. 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 Early Fluent readers.












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1 review for Spy Danny Lap Book

  1. Lori

    “I love that these books are bigger. Some kids just need more space. The larger words (font) and space between them works for kids who have trouble with a smaller fonts.”
    –Lori, teacher from Fond Du Lac, WI

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