Reading CI

The goal of Level CI is for students to learn how simple sentences are structured by focusing on the subject and parts of the predicate (verb and object),how to express ideas in different ways, and how to use various kinds of tenses and voices. Students will develop their skills in constructing sentences using the correct word order, verb forms and punctuation.

● Level CI Goals:

  • Express ideas in different ways by changing structures of simple sentences

  • Learn expressions using a range of tenses and verb forms that show action and intention

  • Construct sentences using the correct word order, verb forms, and punctuation

  • Practice key vocabulary words

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Being able to remember and completely write the correct answer or sentence

  • Writing neatly within the box or line provided

  • Writing the same size as the words on the page

  • Re-reading answers to verify they are correct

  • Ability to correct easily and independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • 2-4 minutes per page

  • The study time goal is 15-20 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments.

Reading CI - Recommended Reading List

1 - Owl Moon (Jane Yolen)

2 - The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, April 1994 (Eleanor Batezat Sisulu)

3 - Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)

4 - The Snow Walker (Margaret K. and Charles M. Wetterer)

5 - The Hundred Dresses (Eleanor Estes)

6 - My Father’s Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)

7 - The Shrinking of Treehorn (Florence Parry Heide)

8 - Action Jackson (Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan)

9 - Star of Fear, Star of Hope (Jo Hoestlandt)

10 - The Rough-Face Girl (Rafe Martin)

11 - Judy Moody Gets Famous (Megan McDonald)

12 - A New Coat for Anna (Harriet Ziefert)

13 - Bunnicula (Deborah and James Howe)

14 - The Orchestra (Mark Rubin)

15 - Knights in Shining Armor (Gail Gibbons)