Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have Guided Reading Books for Kindergarten?

No, we do not have guided reading sets for Kindergarten. Latin American countries do not start reading instruction when students can decode and have a strong oral language base. We encourage schools and teachers to focus on:

    • Oracy through oral language groups - see our blog post Oral Language Development for Kindergarteners for more specific suggestions.
    • Read Alouds - that support classroom learning and are rich in illustrations and vocabulary. We are partial to our books and have a Kindergarten Collection. You are also welcome to browse our books and we encourage you to use the filters to find what best fits you.
    • Explicit instruction in decoding; HOWEVER, if you find yourself spending hours on this it is TOO MUCH.  There are different programs out there Estrellita, Fonética y Gramática by Benchmark, and La Cartilla by Santillana.
    • Song and Music - Our favorite is 1,2,3 Andres, but are also fans of Jose Luis Orozco, and Alina Celeste)

Are your Guided Reading Collections correlated to Fountas & Pinnell reading levels?

Yes, they are correlated to a range of Fountas & Pinnell reading levels. You can see those ranges here.