These lists group Easy Readers by five steps. Use them to find books that are at the right level for emergent through newly independent readers. Your child may be interested in books from more than one step or may wish to ready the same title many times. Encourage this enthusiasm, even if you think a book is "too easy" or "too hard", as this helps foster a lifelong love reading and build reading confidence.
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Step 1: I can read some words
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Very short and simple books; perfect for beginning readers. Very short and simple books; perfect for beginning readers. Show less
Step 2: I can read with help
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Short books with simple sentences and and frequently used words. Your child may start to recognize words as you share these books and be able to sound out some words. Short books with simple sentences and and frequently used words. Your child may start to recognize words as you share these books and be able to sound out some words. Show less
Step 3: I am starting to read alone
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Books with longer sentences and a bigger vocabulary; a good pick for children who can recognize familiar words on sight and are beginning to sound out unfamiliar words on their own. Books with longer sentences and a bigger vocabulary; a good pick for children who can recognize familiar words on sight and are beginning to sound out unfamiliar words on their own. Show less
Step 4: I can read alone
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Longer books with more complex sentences, words and plots; the stories and characters will hold the interest of children who are growing more confident with reading. Longer books with more complex sentences, words and plots; the stories and characters will hold the interest of children who are growing more confident with reading. Show less
Step 5: I can read short chapter books
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Short chapter books with more complex vocabulary, characters and plots. A good choice for fluent readers who are almost ready to move on to the longer chapter books shelved in the First Chapter Books section. Short chapter books with more complex vocabulary, characters and plots. A good choice for fluent readers who are almost ready to move on to the longer chapter books shelved in the First Chapter Books section. Show less
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