The Swim Lesson

Single Book (OUT272-7): $5.50
6-Pack (PKOUT272-7): $31.00
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Word Count: 19
Pages: 8
Level: C/3
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New readers will relate to the feelings of excitement and accomplishment a young boy experiences in The Swim Lesson, a C leveled, Early Emergent title in the new Out And About set. The titles in the Out And About set are realistic fiction. The stories resemble real life and everyday situations. Realistic fiction provides a different type of literacy benefit to early readers. Stories take place in a believable setting and closely resemble real life. Reading stories that are classified as realistic fiction can help students better understand themselves and the world.

Level C Readers

The Swim Lesson is a C leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient. This book is appropriate for Early Emergent readers (Levels A-C). Level C titles typically feature simple characters and colorful pictures that support the printed text. Students reading at level C are able to match spoken words to the printed words with their eyes. Level C readers notice punctuation and begin to use expression and phrasing in their reading as their comprehension skills continue to improve. They understand and can identify a simple sequence of events in the story. The vocabulary in a level C story is already familiar to the reader and most pages have just two to five lines of text, with phrases that are repetitive, to help children build confidence as they read. Level C titles are helpful tools in supporting and encouraging students who are struggling or reluctant to read.

Early Emergent Readers

Early Emergent readersbenefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text and repeated vocabulary. Illustrationsare important keys to readers at this level, supporting the decodingof new words. Early Emergent readers are still building a vocabulary of high-frequencywords. Having a large vocabulary of frequently used words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language.

Add a 2-sheet MRB Letter Setto 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.


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 Early Emergent readers.












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