Use Books That Grow to Prepare students to succeed in English speaking schools and universities


With Books That Grow, your students can engage classic works of American and British literature, at a level they can manage. Our graded readers help students transition to reading university-level texts independently, while increasing their knowledge of Western history and culture. See for yourself how student can adjust the reading level of each text.

 
 

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

 
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Reading Level 9 (Original Text)

But one day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, while looking in the mirror, Benjamin made, or thought he made, an astonishing discovery. Did his eyes deceive him, or had his hair turned in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray under its concealing dye? Was the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced? Was his skin healthier and firmer, with even a touch of ruddy winter colour? He could not tell.

Reading Level 5

One day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, Benjamin looked in the mirror and made, or thought he made, a surprising discovery. Did his eyes deceive him, or had his hair gone from white to gray? Were his wrinkles beginning to smooth out? Was his skin healthier and firmer, with even some redness to it? He could not tell.

Reading Level 3

One day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, Benjamin looked in the mirror and made, or thought he made, a surprising discovery. Was his hair changing from white to gray? Were his wrinkles getting smoother? Was his skin healthier? He could not tell.

Use Books That Grow to align your instruction to American, British, and international teaching standards and to prepare for English examinations

 
 

Books That Grow texts align to the American ‘Common Core’ system and can also be used to prepare for the exams like the International Baccalaureate (IB), SAT, GRE, TOFEL and IELTS

Use Books That Grow for Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Content Based Instruction (CBI)

 
 

With Books That Grow, you can teach subjects like Literature, Geography, History, and Science, - in English - to students with limited English proficiency. Now, your students can learn English in context.

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Use Books That Grow to individualize instruction for each of your students

 

With Books That Grow you can set a specific reading level for each student, closely monitor their progress, and increase the reading level as the student shows growth.

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Hear how instructors like you are using Books That Grow

  • Peter Levrai
    Sr. English Instructor
    University of Macau

    “Some students read at a lower level to understand the story and then read it again at a higher level while other students started at a challenging level and moved down if/when they encountered difficulty."

  • Vanita Naidoo
    Instructor Of English
    City Univeristy Of New York

    "Books That Grow made it easy to customize instruction; my students were inspired to push themselves. The whole application is geared towards building college level skills while developing a regular reading habit."

  • Irvin Weathersby
    Adult Educator
    Queens Public Library

    "Books That Grow allowed me to teach the same text to multiple readers and ultimately increase their fluency. I was able to facilitate group discussions and give individualized time to my weakest readers."