Summer in the Woods

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Single Book (NFW44-174-4): $5.85
6-Pack (PKNFW44-174-4): $33.00
Size: 7.25 x 6.25
Word Count: 150
Pages: 16
Level: H/14
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In Summer in the Woods, Danny and Bee take a walk through the woods during summer. The big green summertime leaves provide cool shade for the birds and insects they see moving busily in and around the woods. Summer in the Woods features original photography and has a glossary of new terms. The inside back cover includes instructions for young naturalists on how to make a paperbag field journal to take with them when they go exploring. Summer in the Woods, part of the In the Woods with Danny and Bee Set, is a nonfiction/informational, H leveled, Upper Emergent reader.

Summer in the Woods is a Danny Science Book and part of the four-title set, In the Woods with Danny and Bee Set. Titles in the Danny Science Book series explain basic ideas about nature and science. Each book gently introduces students to simple informational texts and the scientific concepts used to study the natural world and the relationships between organism and their environments.

Level H Readers

Summer in the Woods is a nonfiction/informational H leveled, Upper Emergent reader (Levels F-H), based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient™. Level H 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 H readers can quickly and automatically recognize seventy-five or more high-frequency words within continuous text. 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 H, progressing readers are still reading books with three to eight lines of text per page, but the print size is smaller and there are more words per page. With early reading skills under control, readers can follow slightly more complex story lines. Level H 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.

Upper Emergent Readers

Upper Emergent 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, like the In the Woods with Danny and Bee Set, 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 Upper Emergent readers.

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3 reviews for Summer in the Woods

  1. Melissa

    I am beginning my third year of teaching first grade in South Washington County. The students LOVE Danny! We have so much success in using these because the students have fun discussing them. I integrate science and math into my literacy as much as possible, so any book with topics related to these subjects is helpful. The look of the Danny books are great! The font is the perfect size, the photos are fun, and the titles are clear. Thank you for these excellent resources!

  2. Joni

    I like the real pictures. Kids see those and are interested right away. I also really like the book fonts. Easy to read and and spacing between letters and words is perfect.

  3. Nancy

    I love all aspects of your books and am especially grateful for the new non fiction books you have put out and are continuing to create.

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