Build Reading Proficiency with Books That Grow


Research demonstrates that the best way to become a better reader is to read frequently and to gradually increase the level of complexity. With Books That Grow you can gradually and continuously adjusts the level of complexity for each of your students, so that they are always working within their Zone of Proximal Development. See an example of our leveld text below :

 
 
 
 

"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.

Develop Close Reading Skills with Books That Grow


Good readers, college bound readers, don’t just say words out loud. The analyze text, make connections, and question the author's intent. Books That Grow’s unique annotation tools helps students develop the close reading and critical thinking skills they’ll need to succeed on high stakes exams and be college and career ready.

 
 
 
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Build Reading Confidence with Books That Grow


 

As students complete text in Books That Grow, even at a modified level, they grow more confident in their reading abilities and more enthusiastic.  Hear from middle schoolers in NYC how Books That Grow helped them become confident readers

 
 
 

Books That Grow is Compatible with Assistive Technology for Reading Applications including Google Read Write, Text Help, and SpeakIT

 
 

In addition to being able to adjust the level of text complexity, Books That Grow supports the web’s best assistive reading plug ins. Use Google Read Write, Text Help, or Speak it for text-to-speech, read aloud, or accessibility support.

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Hear how teachers like you are using Books That Grow

 
  • Sabina Bharwani
    Managing Director of Innovation
    Teach for America

    “What impresses me most about Books That Grow is its ability to engage and motivate every student in the classroom while eliminating achievement inhibitors such as fear, embarrassment, or defeat.”

  • Clare Timmis
    Director
    COMPASS Learning Colaborative

    "Now, all of our students can think critically on a shared topic, and contribute to a vibrant discussion. We have Data Showing Tremendous Reading Growth Of Our Students. Many Thanks To Books That Grow!"

  • 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."