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What Makes A Reason For Guided Reading Different?

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Other publishers have introduced reading programs with various instructional methods, created for the secular market. A Reason For Guided Reading® is unique because it provides a proven, academically-sound method to teach reading, while instilling Scripture values in young readers.

We apply the pioneering work of Fountas, Pinnell, Cunningham and others, in a leveled reader program with biblical stories and values.

Research shows that when students struggle to read above their level of proficiency, they quickly become frustrated and as a result, may develop negative attitudes and habits. Our program is designed to prevent this.

Emergent-level readers feature simple word structure, short sentences, and repetition. Bold, colorful illustrations directly reflect the content of each page. As the student’s skills become stronger, Transitional and Fluent level readers use increasingly complex vocabulary, stories, and illustrations.

With a total of 95 books in the complete A Reason For Guided Reading® program, students have many opportunities to grow in confidence and proficiency—and with each milestone, their knowledge of Scripture increases, as well.

Instructor resources include a detailed lesson plan for each of the 95 leveled readers. This proven, comprehensive program includes everything students need to develop strong reading skills.

Education is not only teaching skills, it’s also building a biblical worldview. What could be a better start, than immersing young ones in God’s Word from the very first books they learn to read?


You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children,
and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 [ESV]

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