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Early & Emergent Readers

Guide to easy readers, early chapter books, and other resources for emergent and early readers. Created by Kyrie Borsay, Graduate Student Assistant to the Youth Collection.

About Transitional Readers

Seven and eight year old's will often fall into the transitional reader category. The transitional reader is exemplified through a more independent reader, who is able to use phonics and page clues to access meaning and flow through the story. Interests of the reader have begun to evolve and mature content is more critical to the reader. Parents only gentle coaxing should be needed at this level.

Transitional Reader