Graded books

As part of each Cumbria Reading Intervention session, finely graded books are used which are very closely matched to a child's skills.   Children progress through these levels as their skills develop.

An objective approach to book grading was developed in Cumbria in response to the need for more finely graded levels than those in many other published lists and schemes.   The list of graded books contains material from a range of published reading schemes, but also contains many other children's fiction and storybooks.

Using the Hatcher Graded Booklist, books can be selected at both easy and instructional levels.   Easy books are books that children are able to read with 95-100% word accuracy.   Instructional books are books that children are able to read with 90-94% word accuracy.