Reading EI

The goal of level EI is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the links between clauses, between sentences and between paragraphs in a passage, and thus become more aware of the logical flow of a passage.

● Level EI Goals:

  • Learn how clauses function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs

  • Analyze complex sentences

  • Develop reading comprehension

  • Comprehend how paragraphs are organized (using graphs/charts)

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Being able to remember and completely write the correct answer or sentence

  • Using capitalization and punctuation in sentences

  • Ability to correct easily and independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • 3-4 minutes per page

  • The study time goal is 15-20 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments

  • Do not count off for minor mistakes. For example, if the gradebook says the answer is “Jenny walked to the kitchen” and the student puts “She walked into the kitchen”, do not take points off

  • Remember, these answers DO NOT have to be word for word based on the gradebook answers

Reading EI/EII - Recommended Reading List

1 - The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

2 - Li Lun, Lad of Courage (Carolyn Treffinger)

3 - Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)

4 - Old Yeller (Fred Gipson)

5 - Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell)

6 - James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)

7 - The Enormous Egg (Oliver Butterworth)

8 - It’s Like This, Cat (Emily Cheney Neville)

9 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)

10 - Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren)

11 - …and now Miguel (Joseph Krumgold)

12 - Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way (Donald J. Sobol)

13 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)

14 - Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech)

15 - Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)

16 - The Borrowers (Mary Norton)

17 - Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)

18 - Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)

19 - By the Great Horn Spoon! (Sid Fleischman)

20 - Tatterhood and Other Tales (Ethel Johnston Phelps)