Book Levels

About Book Levels

Level 1 (A) and Level 2(B) Books

Level 1 books (Level A books) start at the most basic reading level.  A child who knows his/her letter sounds and practices the sight words prior to reading the story will be able to Level 1 stories (Level A).  Levels 1 and 2 books (Levels A and B) are very simple and highly predictable, with a clear and easy pattern repeating on each page.  Levels 1 and 2 books have only one sentence on each page.  They are printed in a large font with sufficient white space around each word.  These features help children who are only just learning about the concept of distinct words.  All children should begin by reading books at Level 1 (Level A).  It is common that beginning readers will need to read 30 books at Levels 1 and 2 before moving to the higher levels.  Some children may need less practice and some much more.  It is not uncommon for a child to need to read 60 or more books at these beginning levels.  Levels 1 and 2 (Levels A and B) are foundational for all subsequent reading.  If a child has difficultly mastering Level 2 (Level B), just continue to persevere.  Lots of children find learning to read challenging, and yet many of these children grow up to be fine readers and enjoy reading very much.

Level 3 and 4 (C) Books

Levels 3 and 4 books (Level C books) are more difficult, often with two sentences per page instead of one.  It is common for these books to have a pattern that varies significantly from page to page or else two patterns that alternate.  These levels tend to be difficult for many students.  Students typically need to read 40 to100 books in Levels 3 and 4 (Level C).

Learn To Read Books are currently for levels 1-4.  Learn To Read Books at higher levels will be coming soon to the app store!

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