Black Out! Animals That Live in the Dark (Penguin Young Reader Lever 3)
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This series of books is great for beginning readers because they are illustrated in full color, are high-interest, and include fun, scientific information. Level One books use simple words in bigger type and employ reading aids such as picture clues and word repetition. The Level Two books have longer sentences and simple plot and dialogue. The Level Three Readers have slightly longer text, with harder words and more complex stories. The Level Four Readers have more advanced vocabulary, detailed and descriptive text, and in-depth plot and character development. All levels explore science topics in age-appropriate language and storybook format. The books about animals share what the animals eat, where they live, how big they get, parts of their bodies, and other specific information about each creature. The other books contain the same easy language and scientific detail about various other subjects. This series will teach young readers about science while providing practice with reading. 32-48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
Silly fairy tales, dramatic stories, interesting science facts all combined with charming illustrations by various artists will make your early readers want to get each and every one of these books! Readers grow as their skills develop and these books are right there with them giving them the challenges they need at each level. Younger readers figure out new words from picture and context clues while they begin to recognize fiction from non-fiction. Maturing readers can understand different points of view and identify story elements like characters and conflict. Use the levels to correlate to your student's grade to start. As they master each series, they will see their progress when moving up to the next level. Inside each cover are activity ideas such as asking your child to compare and contrast or make predictions from looking at the pictures. You could create some spelling practice or grammar lessons based on the stories or let the kids make a journal about their reading (likes, dislikes, new words, places they want to visit someday, etc). 32-47pgs each, pb. ~ Sara