Level 1 Ready-to-Read Mrs. Connor's first-grade class is having a counting race! They're trying to count from one to ten in less than a second. But no one is fast enough to get all the way to ten before time is up. That is, until the first graders work together to come up with a faster way to count! Ready-to-Read books offer children a world of possibilities at four different reading levels: Pre-Level 1 Recognizing Words * Word repetition * Familiar words and phrases * Simple sentences Level 1 Starting to Read * Simple stories * Increased vocabulary * Longer sentences Level 2 Reading Independently * More-complex stories * Varied sentence structure * Paragraphs and short chapters Level 3 Reading Proficiently * Rich vocabulary * More-challenging stories * Longer chapters.