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8 Reasons to Use Ready-to-Read Books + a Free Reading Log!
About a year ago, my daughter was really behind on learning how to read. She was having trouble with her sight words and picking up the basics of reading. I couldn’t believe that at the start of first grade we were already struggling! I won’t lie, I stressed a lot! One of the best pieces of advice I received from my child’s teacher was to pick up Ready-to-Read books.
I was no stranger to Ready-to-Read books, but I realized they were so much more than just our favorite characters! Here’s what I found out when I started reading them with my daughter every day.
- Ready-to-Read titles have been vetted by educational experts, meaning they adhere to the very latest reading guidelines that your child works on in school.
- Each level works with your reluctant reader to grasp new reading concepts with confidence.
- Each book uses concepts like sigh words, shorter lengths, word families and rhyming.
- So many children I know struggle with reading comprehension, which is why I love the fun reading comprehension questions at the end of the stories so my emerging reader can re-engage with the story to better understand it!
- You can move at your own pace with the “Star” Levels.
- Ready-to-Read books are fun for both young readers and parents thanks to the imaginative stories from childhood favorites like Eric Carle to Daniel Tiger.
- My kids happen to love the engaging nonfiction stories series. They get to learn about people and different cultures with titles like You Should Meet or Living In.
- At school, my daughter uses a “Guided Reading System”. I personally never really understood what that correlated to as far as books outside of school. I love that Ready-to-Read books have that information!
Another great resource for reluctant readers is a reading log. I like to challenge my children to read a little bit more every day. Plus, this keeps us both accountable that they do their reading.
I am so happy because now, my daughter has moved on up to a level H!
You can print this out and use it with your own children by just clicking on the picture below.
Learn more about Ready to Read Books at ReadytoRead.com