Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Biscuit Books

My 8 year old in third grade has been reading on her own for a couple of years now.  We still read books together, but more and more of her reading is done on her own, as expected given her reading ability and grade level.  My 5 year old, on the other hand, is just learning to read in kindergarten.  Each week she has a set of words to learn and a small book to read.  To further promote reading we read to her each day and try to find Level 1 books she can read to us.  Finding quality Level 1 books for her has been somewhat of challenge.  Different publishers have different views on what constitutes a Level 1 book.  Some publishers include only basic words in Level 1 books with only 1 or 2 sentences to a page, while other publishers use more advanced words and have more sentences per page.  Our daughter is still learning so the more advanced Level 1 books are not yet appropriate for her to read back to us.

One good series of Level 1 beginner books is the Biscuit book series.

The Biscuit books limit the number of sentences per page and use basic words my daughter is learning right now.  She enjoys reading them and the later books in the series are a bit more advanced so there's progression as we read through the books.  If you have a budding reader at home, I recommend any of the Biscuit books.

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