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Classic Story Readers 2020

Learners of English will feel supported reading with Visible Press’s Classic Story Readers. The wide choice of stories and attractive full colour illustrations will hook those who don’t usually like reading. Before reading activities, on the author, characters and story events, prepare learners for extensive reading. On-the-page glosses of words and phrases support understanding. After reading tasks review the story, giving language and skills work practice in context. Literature (including Language Learner Literature) offers students a richer language experience than course books. Classic stories also contain life messages about big issues and values, making them a great starting point for productive response tasks. The Classic Story Readers series follows CEFR levels from Pre-A1 to B2.

LEVEL 1

Classic Story Readers Level 1 link with Pre-A1 in the CEFR levels, and Starters in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 400-1,000 words. Overall page count is 32-36 pages. At launch, Level 1 consists of five titles: The Lion and the MouseThe Tortoise and the HareThe Little Match GirlThe Ugly Duckling, and The Little Toy Soldier.

Level 1 readers are intended for children who have recently started learning English. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.

LEVEL 2

Classic Story Readers Level 2 link with A1 in the CEFR levels, and Movers in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 850-2,000 words. Overall page count is 32-48 pages. At launch, Level 2 consists of five titles: King Midas and the Golden TouchThe Selfish Giant, The Trojan HorseThe Pied Piper of Hamelin, and King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone.

Level 2 readers are intended for children who have studied English for a year or two. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.

LEVEL 3

Classic Story Readers Level 3 link with Pre-A2/A2 in the CEFR levels, and Flyers in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 3,500-6,000 words. Overall page count is 60-72 pages. At launch, Level 3 consists of five titles: The Snow QueenAlice in WonderlandTreasure IslandThe Red-Headed League, and The Railway Children.

Level 3 readers are intended for children who have studied English for two or three years. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.

LEVEL 4

Classic Story Readers Level 4 link with A2 in the CEFR levels, and Key in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 6,000-11,000 words. Overall page count is 76-108 pages. At launch, Level 4 consists of five titles: The Adventure of the Red CircleThe Canterville GhostBlack BeautyThe Secret Garden, and A Christmas Carol.

Level 4 readers are intended for children who have studied English for three years or more. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.

LEVEL 5

Classic Story Readers Level 5 link with B1 in the CEFR levels, and Preliminary in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 7,000-18,000 words. Overall page count is 68-136 pages. At launch, Level 5 consists of five titles: The Blue DiamondThe Prince and the PauperPygmalionDaddy-Long-Legs, and Around the World in 80 Days.

Level 5 readers are intended for children who have studied English for more than five years. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.

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