Level 8 in an 8-level series that uses phonics, controlled vocabulary, and sequential skill development while building reading, comprehension, and writing skills. In books 5–8 the emphasis switches from learning to read to reading to learn, expanded higher-level readings, and high-level vocabulary.
- 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 8, students read fictional passages similar to what they might encounter on high school equivalency tests. Topics include space exploration, rain forests, and famous explorers.
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Reading Level 7.5–9.0