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Learning To Read

Reading is one of the most valuable skills that a person can acquire.  It is essential that children learn to read in a positive and successful way.

The first step on the road to reading is learning the letter sounds.  To help students accomplish this task, we have designed a letter-sound app entitled  “Z Is For Zebra”.

In learning to read, children also need to learn high frequency words (sight words) and they need to read books that they can really read themselves.  Leveled books are ideal for children who are learning to read.  These books begin at a very basic reading level and progress in small steps.

To help students learn to read high frequency words by sight and to provide beginning readers with books at their level, we have created five libraries that contain leveled, Learn To Read books accompanied by sight word flashcards.

 

How To Use

Learn To Read Books

Included in the Learn To Read Libraries are high-frequency word flashcards for each story. We suggest that these sight words be practiced before a story is attempted. If a child has difficulty with a word, he/she can simply tap just below the word to hear it!

When using any of our Learn To Read Books, the beginning reader should place his/her finger just below each word and then point to each word in succession while reading. Tapping just below any word causes the word to light up and allows the child to hear the word spoken aloud.

Since words in both the sight words section and the story can be tapped to be heard, it is possible for a child to practice the words and read the story without assistance from a teacher or parent. To turn the sound off, simply toggle the physical mute switch on the device.

The words have been recorded in Manitoba, Canada. If words are pronounced differently in the country/region where you live, simply use the custom recording feature and record the words in your own voice. Custom recorded audio can be transferred to other devices and/or various “Learn to Read” apps from Vision Encoded for the Mac and iOS platforms. The transfer can be done using email or iTunes file sharing.

 

Description of Library A (1)

Learn To Read Books

Level A (1) Library – Learn To Read Books contains twelve Level 1 books. Books at Level 1 are very simple books. One sentence (with very slight changes) is used throughout a given book. This repeating language pattern allows children to use memory in their first attempts at reading.  As well, the more often a child reads a particular word, the more secure the connection between that word’s appearance and its meaning becomes. The close correspondence between text and pictures, found in Level 1, also helps beginning readers experience success. Level A books are designed for children who are just beginning to learn how to read – like children in Kindergarten or early Grade One or children who are learning English as an additional language.

 

Description of Library B (2)

Learn To Read Books

Level B (2) Library – Learn To Read Books contains twelve Level 2 books.
 Books at Level 2 are very simple books. One sentence (with slight changes) is used throughout a given book. This repeating language pattern allows children to use memory in their first attempts at reading.  As well, the more often a child reads a particular word, the more secure the connection between that word’s appearance and its meaning becomes. The close correspondence between text and pictures, found in Level 2, also helps beginning readers experience success. Level B books are designed for children who are just beginning to learn how to read – like children in Kindergarten or early Grade One or children who are learning English as an additional language.

 

Description of Library C (3&4)

Learn To Read Books

Level C (3 & 4) Library – Learn To Read Books contains six Level 3 books followed by six Level 4 books. 
Books at Levels 3 and 4 are simple books. A similar sentence or a pair of similar sentences is used throughout a given book. These repeating language patterns allow children to make use of memory at this early stage of reading development. As well, the more often a child reads a particular word, the more secure the connection between that word’s appearance and its meaning becomes. The close correspondence between text and pictures, found in Levels 3 and 4, also helps beginning readers experience success. Level C books are designed for children who are just beginning to learn how to read – like children in Kindergarten or early Grade One or children who are learning English as an additional language.

 

Description of Library D (5&6)

Learn To Read Books

Level D (5 & 6) Library – Learn To Read Books contains six Level 5 books followed by six Level 6 books.
 Books at Levels 5 and 6 are fairly simple books. Many of them contain sentences that are similar to each other in structure.  Having fewer and increasingly complex repeating language patterns allows children to make some use of memory while, at the same time, requiring them to look carefully at the words. The close correspondence between text and pictures, found in Levels 5 and 6, helps beginning readers experience success. Level D books are designed for children who are just learning how to read – like children in Grade One or children who are learning English as an additional language.

 

Description of Library E (7&8)

Learn To Read Books

Level E ( 7 & 8 ) Library – Learn To Read Books contains six Level 7 books followed by six Level 8 books.
 Books at Levels 7 and 8 are still relatively simple books. Sentences are a little longer and some of them contain clauses.  Events and facts are presented sequentially.   The correspondence between text and pictures, found in Levels 7 and 8, helps beginning readers experience success. Level E books are designed for children who are just beginning to learn how to read – like children in Grade One or children who are learning English as an additional language.

 

All children should begin reading at Level A (1) and move up the levels as they are ready.  See the subsection entitled How To Determine Reading Level for more information on how to know when a child is ready to move up to the next level of books.

 

Acquiring Leveled Books

How To Determine Reading Level

Buy Learn To Read Leveled Books!

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