As students practice reading sight words, blending sounds, reading with fluency, tracking the print, comprehending the text, and answering text-based questions, they are acquiring reading skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
These reading passages are aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Students will be working to demonstrate proficiency in a number of Reading Literature and Reading Foundation standards.
I think my approach may seem simple, but it works! By targeting reading foundational skills and combining colorful pictures with engaging stories, I think there is a homerun hit that equates to more confident readers.