Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Chapter Books for New Readers

This has always been a struggle for me and I know for many other teachers:

What texts do you give to students in your class who need extra assistance in reading or are EAL students? How do you select a text that is at their reading level but also at their interest level?

I did endless searching this year to find chapter books that caters to new and developing readers. And surprisingly there are excellent books out there that are chapter books and have a larger font, easier vocabulary and simple concepts but still interest students. 

Below are some examples that you can try to use in your classroom. And the best thing is that each book comes in a series, so if a student takes interest, there are more books to follow.

Series: My Weird School Daze                                       Series: Billie B Brown
            by Dan Gutman                                                    by Sally Rippin

Series: Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew                       Series: Boy vs. Beast
 by Carolyn Keene                                                          by Mac Park

Series: Zac Power                                               Series: The Go Girl Difference
by H.I. Larry                                                       by Chrissie Perry


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