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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.

Additional resources offered in the complete zip download include:

  • 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.

BeginningReads is also available as iBook on iTunes!

  Set 1Set 2Set 3
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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)

BeginningReads 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 Complete ZIP Download (all 12 books & additional resources)