Well, okay, I will share one growing area with you. Our early readers. Penguin Books has released a ton of leveled readers from levels 1 to 4, all snug within a new sleek rack. What I love about this new rack of ours is that it explains the differences between each level:
- Level 1, the emergent reader: uses simple vocabulary, word repetition, picture clues, predictable stories, and familiar themes.
- Level 2, the progressing reader: uses longer sentences, simple dialogue, pictures with context, in-depth plot, and a little more variety in subject matter.
- Level 3, the transitional reader: uses multisyllable and compound words, more dialogue, different points of view, more complex stories, and an even greater range of genres.
- Level 4, the fluent reader: use more advanced vocabulary, detailed text, complex sentences, very in-depth plots, and a wide variety of genres.
- Where's level 5? We'll, at this point we encourage young readers to try early chapter books -- because they are ready!