Leveled storybooks written in both Spanish and English to build vocabulary and language skills.
GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks are one-of-a-kind and versatile storybooks written in four progressive levels so each reading is effortlessly matched to the child's age and language level. These levels allow for scaffolding of instruction based on language level, and allow for children to GROW from level to level. Each story is written in both Spanish and English.
Each book was specifically designed for early childhood language development and authored to integrate multiple language targets into the text in a naturalistic manner and be taught within a context of appropriate associations. Target multiple language skills for social and academic success such as vocabulary building, describing, questioning, comparing, sequencing, classifying, summarizing, inferring, and predicting. Ages 2 to 10 years. Made in the USA.
Level One – simple nouns, imperative verbs, simple subject-verb-object sentence construction, concrete concepts, third person, present tense.
Level Two – simple nouns and verbs, simple subject-verb-object sentence construction, concrete concepts, adjectives, some prepositional phrases, third person, present tense.
Level Three – simple and compound sentences, one or more subordinate clauses, concrete and abstract concepts, more nouns and adjectives, prepositional phrases, adverbs, interrogative forms, first and third person, present and past tense.
Level Four – compound and complex sentences, one or more subordinate clauses, concrete and abstract concepts, more nouns and adjectives, prepositional phrases, adverbial clauses, interrogative forms, advanced verbs, first and third person, present, past, and future tense.
The comprehensive manual includes language and vocabulary targets, therapy prompts, reproducibles, and additional activities for each storybook. Minimal preparation time needed. Made in the USA.
"I have used these books and appreciated that they were written to use with different levels. The kids love them, too!" – SLP (May 2016)
"I was so impressed with your books and manual that I have passed the info to my Case Manager and Director of Special Education for consideration of using these materials with our Special Education students who are "self-contained." We both loved the fact that the books had 4 levels which would benefit every child in her room. We also loved the way the manual had all that wonderful vocab targeted which could be expanded on throughout the instructional day. Again I say, wonderful product!"
"I am so ecstatic about the output of oral language I am getting from the books! I was a little unsure how a group of my 1st graders would do because I usually have to present a fireworks show for them to stay on task and engage with me. They LOVED the books, and the language I got out of them was more than I've gotten from them lately, and for one kid, the most I've gotten EVER! THANK YOU!"
"The kids love the Crezca/Grow Language and Story Books. I've been using them with many of my kids and I make use of the different levels and of the 2 languages. By this time I've transitioned to the English stories for many of the kids. The illustrations are very vibrant and the kids find them funny. Some have their favorite pictures. Many of the similar books that I've used in the past have stick figures or black and white drawings and you cannot compare the attention that these stories command because of the illustrations. (By the way the manual is OUTSTANDING!!!)" —Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
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