Lee and Pat can go in the car with Daddy. But what about Kim, the dog? What about Pat's cat? Lee is not happy. Lee does not like Pat's cat and he does not want it to go in the car.
All the details in the book are revealed in language (words and structure) that has been rigorously selected to be as simple and understandable as possible for young readers.
For example, did you know that just 25 most commonly used words make up about one-third of all words written or spoken in English? The first 100 most frequently used words make up about one-half of all written and spoken English. By the end of the 12-book Word by Word series, children will have learned the 1,000 most frequently used words which comprise more than 95% of all written and spoken English.
The content of all Word by Word readers is based on extensive, diligent research into the most frequently used English words and structures. The key sight words and structures are presented gradually and systematically throughout the series. For example, all new words and structures are repeated at least 15 times subsequent to their first appearance in the series. This, together with the phonic emphasis contained in each book, ensures effective and rapid learning as well as maximum retention and comprehension. It is this very systematic control of vocabulary and structure that makes Word by Word graded readers unique.