I LIKE TO READ®
Created by distinguished author-illustrators, I Like to Read® picture books are written and illustrated
so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying literary experience.
★ Texts are written with short, simple sentences; and punctuation is carefully considered.
★ Texts feature high-frequency words and words that are easily decodable, including many
CVC* and CVCe** words.
★ Words and word-families are repeated for reading ease and to reinforce learning.
★ Vocabulary is familiar.
★ Illustrations closely match text, support meaning and provide characterization and setting.
★ Story length, subject, font and page design all consider the needs of the child who is new
*CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words have consonants with familiar letter-sound relationships and short vowel
sounds, such as cat, dot, rag.
**CVCe (consonant-vowel-consonant-silent e) words have consonants with familiar letter-sound relationships, long
vowel sounds and silent e, such as kite, lake, home.
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