The Chickens and the Fox Set

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Single Book Each Title (7 Books) (CFS7): $38.50
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Since meeting the chickens and the fox in the first title of the popular series, The Chickens and the Fox, young readers have seen the sly fox try over and over to outwit the clever chickens. In Who’s in the Chicken Coop?, the fox barely escapes detection when he disguises himself as a chicken and sneaks into the coop. He’s at it again in The Drone. This time going hi-tech! And in Chicken Guard Dog, the chickens must get help from their best friend, as they catch the fox digging a tunnel into the chicken yard. Not easily discouraged, the fox next tries to bounce his way to success in The Trampoline. The chickens have to be ready for everything, even a mysterious pizza delivery man knocking at their coop. The newest title in the set, Chicken School, lets readers see that even little chicks are smart!

Emergent Readers, Levels D-E

The Chickens and the Fox is typical of level D titles with its story of animal characters having human experiences. The chickens and the fox in the story exhibit emotions, talk, and have the ability to reason. The printed text continues to be strongly supported by the illustrations, and while the vocabulary and themes are familiar to the reader, at this level they can be examined in more depth. Additionally, Emergent readers no longer rely as heavily on repetitive language patterns.

Emergent readers have a good understanding of the alphabet and early phonics that help them decode unknown words. They are developing comprehension skills and word-attack strategies, and are comfortable with a significant number of high-frequency words. Emergent readers are more flexible in their ability to handle varied placement of text on a page and understand most punctuation. They’re also able to recognize that reading has a variety of purposes and reading different kinds of books is enjoyable for distinct reasons. Readers at the Emergent level are able to understand a wider range of punctuation and can read dialogue, reflecting the meaning through their phrasing. They’re also able to recognize and understand inflectional endings, like s and ing, and the effect those endings have on root words.

Upper Emergent Readers, Levels F-H

Upper Emergent readers are students reading at levels F-H. Titles that fall into that category include The DroneThe TrampolineChicken SchoolWho’s in the Chicken Coop, Chicken Guard Dog, and Pizza Delivery. 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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2 reviews for The Chickens and the Fox Set

  1. Kery

    Last year I discovered the Chicken and the Fox series. I will use these much more now. Who’s in the Chicken Coop? was excellent for helping one of my students become more expressive in her reading. It was a turning point for her.

  2. Lisa Kalmanash

    Dear Ms. Coulton,
    My Reading Recovery student, Melissa, loved reading the books in The Chickens and the Fox series. After reading them all, while waiting (hopefully) for additional titles, Melissa decided to write her own book featuring these characters. As you can see, she was influenced by your craft and sees herself, not only as a reader, but also an author! Thank you for inspiring many of our young readers and writers. I hope you enjoy The Sneaky Fox.

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