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Finding Easy Reader Trade Books

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Getting Started

Beginning readers are designed specifically for children learning to read. This guide provides search strategies and resources to find 'Easy Reading' materials in the ERC Catalog

Easy Readers

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Easy Readers are formatted to teach emerging readers independent reading skills. They are also referred to as Early Readers and Beginning Readers.
 

Characteristics of an Easy Reader

  • Simple text structure
  • Limited vocabulary
  • Predictable text
  • Picture cues
  • Easy to comprehend
  • Establishes independent reader habits

Easy Reader Trade Book Publisher Series

Many of the Easy Reader Trade Books are from popular publishers. They are 'leveled' based on reading structure and ability. It is worth noting that each publisher has its own method of assigning reading levels to their books. Below is a list of a few Easy Reader series:

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