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The BeginningReads program supports teachers, parents, and tutors in bringing children into reading. Before children learn about written language, they have developed a substantial oral language word bank. The goal of BeginningReads is to connect student’s oral language knowledge with written language. The texts do this by placing a premium on words that are both highly concrete and phonetically regular—words such dog, cat, pet, and big. Each level has 12 4-page books that share a set of concepts, which allows young readers to see the same words in many different texts. Each book is provided as a double-sided PDF ready for printing.

BeginningReads is also available as iBook on iTunes!

Don't miss out on the additional resources that support BeginningReads:

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Toolkit for Tutor, a tutoring guide for BeginningReads texts,

    • word cards for vocabulary instruction,
    • text-only texts of BeginningReads to facilitate close reading and further vocabulary instruction,
    • Reader’s Theater to extend the learning by providing another opportunity to utilize skills and vocabulary words learned in the BeginningReads program.
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BeginningReads 

Level 1

  • Buns and Jam
  • A Lot of Food
  • Breakfast
  • Which Is It?
  • Milk and Buns
  • Eggs and Milk
  • On My Face!
  • Which Is It?
  • Eat It Up
  • Mix It Up
  • Cut It Up
  • Which Is It?

Level 1 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 2

  • Big and Little
  • One, Two, Three
  • Play
  • Which Is It?
  • Black and White
  • Can It Be?
  • Get the Ball
  • Which Is It?
  • Dogs
  • Cats and Dogs
  • Do You See My Pet?
  • Which Is It?

Level 2 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 3

  • Too Hot
  • In the Sun
  • Sand
  • Which Is It?
  • Run and Hop
  • Top of the Hill
  • Up and Down
  • Which Is It?
  • Hit the Ball
  • Fun with Friends
  • Pick a Game
  • Which Is It?

Level 3 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 4

  • It's Time to Go
  • Red and Green
  • On and Off
  • Which Is It?
  • Van or Bus?
  • Just Right
  • Big and Little
  • Which Is It?
  • School
  • Trucks
  • Trucks, Vans, and Buses
  • Which Is It?

Level 4 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 5

  • A Garden
  • Corn!
  • Seeds We Can Eat
  • Which Is It?
  • Lunch Time!
  • Lettuce for Salad
  • Carrots for a Snack
  • Which Is It?
  • Plants
  • Big Seeds, Little Seeds
  • Trees
  • Which Is It?

Level 5 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 6

  • Where Is a Snail's Nose?
  • Beaks
  • Elephant's Trunk
  • Which Is It?
  • Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
  • Snail's Foot
  • Bird's Feet
  • Which Is It?
  • High in the Sky
  • Eyes on Top
  • Elephant Eyes
  • Which Is It?

Level 6 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 7

  • What Did You Do Today?
  • Three Apples
  • The Bell Rings
  • Which Is It?
  • A Card for My Teacher
  • Class Pet
  • Maps and Globes
  • Which Is It?
  • Art
  • Where Are My Things?
  • Story Time
  • Which Is It?

Level 7 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 8

  • Snow Rabbits
  • Staying Warm
  • Geese at the Pond
  • Which Is It?
  • Winter is Here!
  • My Coat
  • Mittens, Coat, and Cap
  • Which Is It?
  • Too Cold
  • My Sled
  • Playing in the Snow
  • Which Is It?

Level 8 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 9

  • In the Barn
  • In the Field
  • In the Chicken Coop
  • Which Is It?
  • Among the Trees
  • Up in the Trees
  • Under the Ground
  • Which Is It?
  • In and Out of the Water
  • In One Place
  • On the Go
  • Which Is It?

Level 9 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)

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Level 10

  • Spring
  • Ducks
  • Frogs
  • Which Is It?
  • A Desert in Color
  • Cherry Tree
  • Snowdrop
  • Which Is It?
  • Melting Snow
  • Daytime
  • Melting Ice
  • Which Is It?

Level 10 Texts Zip Download (all 12 books)