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I have recently been introduced to a lovely product called My Book Boost. It is a leveled book list with reading tips and ideas for teachers of kids in preschool or early elementary levels. If you have a child learning to read, you will love this. It was created by an elementary school teacher who specializes in teaching reading. This is a simple program that can be used in elementary schools or for homeschoolers.
There are 15 levels of book lists- each with a list of books that you can get from your library. The books are for early readers and are perfect for them to use to practice or learn reading. Levels 1-3 are for the youngest readers preschool-Kindergarten level. Levels 4-15 are for kids in first grade (or older struggling readers). The first set (Levels 1-3) is just $3 and has a list of 38 different Kindergarten level books. The second set (Levels 4-15) are $4 has a list of 112 books. You can buy them both together for $7 with a list of all 150 books. It comes in a PDF download.
The concept is that kids will be able to read and master the books. You spend about three weeks on each level of books and read them multiple times until your kids know them well and can recognize all of the words in the books. The kids will gain confidence because they are reading real books on their own.
We have worked through the first two levels so far and my daughter really loves it. She is so happy to be able to read a whole book on her own. I have really enjoyed the book selections given. They are all really high-quality books. They are fun and engaging stories. We have been able to find most of them at our local library.
What I really love about this is it really simplifies the process of searching for good books. There are so many choices and this makes the library hunt much easier! I am always trying to find books for my daughter to read, now I have a simple easy list to use.
Be sure to check out the site if you have an early reader. You will love the books and ideas!