Level 1 in an 8-level series that uses phonics, controlled vocabulary, and sequential skill development while building reading, comprehension, and writing skills. Books 1–4 emphasize learning to read, developing basic decoding, vocabulary, and writing skills.
- Word analysis skills include phonics, word families, prefixes and suffixes
- Reading comprehension skills include main idea and detail, making inferences, cause and effect, and literary interpretation
- Controlled vocabulary is developed through fiction, nonfiction, and literary reading selections based on topics and themes that interest adults
- Writing mechanics and composition skills are developed in each lesson, with more practice included in the writing books
In Book 1, students read original fiction and follow a group of adult characters. Each lesson begins with a phonics chart that reviews and reinforces basic decoding skills.
To download the Challenger Placement Tool, Book 1 Puzzles, scope and sequence, and correlations, scroll down and click on Free Resources or Correlations on the left.
Reading level: 1.0–2.0