In Stink Bugs in Danny’s House, Danny finds stick bugs in surprising locations all around his house. The text uses simple rhyming that teaches children how language works. Rhyming also helps young readers notice the sounds within words and prepares them to make predictions when they read. Stink Bugs in Danny’s House is a C leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The title is in the Early Emergent category (Levels A-C) making it an appropriate book for children who are beginning readers, or for those who are struggling or reluctant to read.
Early Emergent readers benefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text structure and repeated vocabulary. Illustrations are important cues for 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. We offer many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Early Emergent readers.
Readers at all levels benefit from 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. MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Emergent readers.