How It Works
Books That Grow provides the same text at multiple levels of complexity. Across levels, the vocabulary and sentence structure differ while meaning remains the same. Teachers can assign a specific reading level to each student or let students choose the reading level that’s best for them. See how our leveled readers work:
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
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.
A Vast Library
Books That Grow offers a wide range of leveled texts including Biographies, Fiction, Folktales, Informational texts, Literary Classics, Primary Source Documents, Science, Social Studies, and more. Use Books That Grow for classroom instruction, independent reading or improving English.
Books That Grow is Great for…...
Finally, all of your students can read and discuss the ‘same’ book, together. We can help you engage advanced and struggling readers, and provide special education, without sacrificing rigor.
Push each of your students to higher and higher levels of literacy, and build their confidence, by gradually and continually increasing text complexity - it’s like weightlifting for the brain.
Use our assistive technology to help English language learners expand vocabulary, improve reading comprehension, and prepare to succeed in English-speaking schools and universities.
- Assign students to classrooms and reading groups.
- Set specific reading levels for each student.
- Assign readings with embedded quizzes and writing prompts.
- Annotate text, apply literary device tags.
- Monitor progress, adjust levels accordingly.