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May 22nd, 2009, 06:15 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I was looking for stuff up in the swap subforum and saw posts about readers. What's the difference in a reader and just plain old books? We have tons and tons of books... like probably 500. Do I really need to buy readers?
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May 22nd, 2009, 08:16 PM
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You don't have to buy readers. I use a literature-based curriculum and all we use are whole living books, with oral and written narrations. Readers are just a compilation of stories, maybe with questions at the end of each. They're pretty dry in my opinion.
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May 23rd, 2009, 05:28 AM
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Some people also call the books that have the steps (level 1, 2, etc.) readers. You only need them if the books you have aren't at a low enough level for a child learning to read.
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May 23rd, 2009, 09:46 AM
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In my house a book is called a reader if it's assigned for school. We picked up the habit from Sonlight who calls all scheduled literature books to be read independently readers.
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May 23rd, 2009, 03:20 PM
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I call a book with a limited amount of words and sounds that a child has learned a 'reader'
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