About the Books
The stories are so original and well-written my kids can't wait to open themthey really inspire a love of reading!
It's such a pleasure to be able to choose from literally hundreds of wonderfully written and illustrated booksour class library has never been so complete!
I love that there is a parallel Spanish program with wonderful books that really honor my students' cultural heritage.
We use Houghton Mifflin's anthology in our classroom, so having Leveled Readers that actually correspond to each selection really reinforces what my students have learnedplus it is a dream come true when it comes to planning!
About the Leveling
I used to hunt high and low to find books that could accommodate the wide range of reading levels in my classroomand now it's all done for me. Thank you! Your leveled Readers have saved me SO much time!
I love that Leveled Readers give my students the opportunity to practice and apply skills and strategies at their own level. This does a tremendous amount for their confidence! Just knowing they can sit down and actually feel successful. Wow, does it keep them motivated!
About the Teacher's Guides
I love that there is teaching support for every Leveled Reader! And I have to say, I am a huge Irene Fountas fan, and it gave me so much confidence in this program knowing that she was involved with the lesson plans.
All the resources have really helped me simplify classroom management. My students especially love the Activity Cardsthey're amazing! We've generated some really great discussions based on those cards!
About the Audio CDs
Thank you for the audio CDs that accompany each bookmy kids love them! In fact, I set up a listening center in my classroom and I've noticed a dramatic improvement in fluencyespecially with my struggling readers.
The CDs are so wonderful for my students who are learning English. It really helps them to be able to hear AND see the words. It's made a big difference. Plus, you know kids, they LOVE the technology!
About the Collections
There are such diverse reading needs in my classroom, but I know I can count on Leveled Reader's Classroom Collection to give my kids the books they need to shine.
The Alpha Collection really keeps my kids motivated, giving them books of such a wide selection, geared just to their own level!
I think the Genre Collections are my favorite. My students love that they can choose books based on their own interestslike animals or sports. This collection really fosters a lifelong love of reading.