PRESCHOOL TO KINDERGARTEN readers will delight as they watch Maria sit on the stoop outside her apartment with her dog as seven relatives bring her pumpkins. The pumpkins crowd the dog and Maria off the stoop. The repeated sentence patterns and pictures help early readers retain meaning and read counting words. Discussion questions after the reading build interest and comprehension. Learner objectives: counting words, cause and effect.

The app features interactive glossary pages that encourage early readers to explore challenging words through pictures and example sentences.

Learning A–Z provides materials delivered online and through the iTunes Store that help children learn to read, write, and discover the wonders of science. All our materials are leveled so that children can access information at their reading level. Our leveled readers begin at level aa with labeling objects. In level A simple sentences are presented. With each level thereafter the sentences get more complex and the words become a little more difficult.

A QUICK GUIDE IN PLACING YOUR CHILD at the appropriate reading level is to understand that level aa to D provides average kindergarten instruction; E to J—first grade; K to Q—second grade; R to U—third grade; V to Z—fourth and fifth grade. The letters earliest in the alphabet match beginning-of-the-year instruction while letters at the end of each grade range match skills at the end of that grade year.


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About ReadSmart
ReadSmart is a set of patented technologies created by Language Technologies, Inc. for improving reading comprehension, speed, and enjoyment and is used in a variety of publishing fields. ReadSmart's algorithms analyze text to give document-specific results: the arrangement of text for a document is optimized while preserving the designer’s layout. Once a digital book has been created using ReadSmart technology, nothing is lost and it retains the look and feel of the printed edition, not a generic electronic document.

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updated for iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

K Tcher ,

Great idea but needs improvement

I am very familiar with the leveled books from A-Z and I love using them in class. I teach kindergartners and we have an iPod touch for each student in class. I would definitely use the app if you could enhance it by doing the following: add a "read to me section," a recording button so students can echo read, the ability to tap each word and have it read to them, and develop the Spanish library since I teach in a bilingual classroom.

SPEDTeacher01 ,

Ok, but...

I have a Reading A-Z account and use the books with my students. I would buy multiple levels of books for my iPad but tapping the words turns the page. This is very frustrating for my students who all have special needs. I would also recommend a "Read to me" option. My kids love Raz-Kids because it reads to them. Also, should have free downloads if you have a LAZ membership in my opinion.

ShellybugB ,

Great for free

Would be better if taps didn't turn page. Maybe an arrow would be better. Also, as a teacher, it would be nice if the books included a running words total, so that these can more easily be used for running records.

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