Early Fluency Libraries
The Teen Early Fluency Libraries® build on the reading base of the Teen Emergent Reader Libraries® (see pages 54–61). These books introduce readers to longer fiction and bridge the gap between emergent reading and early fluency. By the time older developing readers approach a second-grade reading level, they have a handle on the most basic literacy skills. They are ready to increase their fluency so that text flows and makes more sense. Fluency is closely tied to comprehension.
In these boxed sets, book lengths have been increased so there is more practice for readers who are gaining confidence and building their vocabulary. Instead of photos on every page, the photos appear every few pages in the fiction and every other spread in the nonfiction. Each boxed set increases by half a reading level so that students can continue to make progress step by step.