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Little Blue Readers are specially designed for beginning readers. They are available at two levels:

Little Blue Readers Level 1
Little Blue Readers Level 2

Working in conjunction with reading specialists, our editors have developed the following guidelines for each guided reading level:

A

  • One sentence/line of text per page.
  • Simple sight words.
  • Predictable, repeating language patterns with one word changing from page to page.
  • Immediate text-to-image match, enabling readers to check their own accuracy by looking at the image for support.

B

  • Two sentences/lines of text per page. Sentences do not continue onto a second line.
  • Simple sight words.
  • Predictable, repeating language patterns with 1–2 words changing from page to page.
  • Immediate text-to-image match, enabling readers to check their own accuracy by looking at the image for support.

C

  • Two to three sentences per page. Sentences may continue onto a second line.
  • Greater variety of high-frequency sight words.
  • Predictable, repeating language patterns with 3–4 words changing from page to page.
  • Immediate text-to-image match, enabling readers to check their own accuracy by looking at the image for support.

D

  • Two to four sentences per page. Sentences may continue onto a second line.
  • Greater variety of high-frequency sight words, including more multisyllable words.
  • Fewer repetitive language patterns.
  • Close text-to-image match.

E

  • Two to four sentences per page. Sentences may continue onto multiple lines.
  • Greater variety of sight words, including more multisyllable words.
  • Fewer repetitive language patterns and more complicated sentence structures.
  • Introduction of more complex concepts.
  • Close text-to-image match.

F

  • Two to four sentences per page. Many sentences continue onto multiple lines.
  • Greater variety of sight words, including more multisyllable words.
  • Little repetition and more complex sentence structures.
  • More complex concepts and vocabulary.
  • Close text-to-image match.

G

  • Two to four sentences per pages. Many sentences continue onto multiple lines.
  • Greater variety of sight words, including multisyllable and content-specific words.
  • No repetition. More complex sentence structures include clauses and embedded phrases.
  • More complex concepts and vocabulary.
  • Close text-to-image match.

H

  • Two to four sentences per page. Most sentences continue onto multiple lines.
  • Many multisyllable and content-specific words.
  • No repetition. More complex sentence structures include clauses and embedded phrases.
  • Complex concepts with less support from images.
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