Classic Story Readers Level 1 link with Pre-A1 in the CEFR levels, and Starters in the Cambridge Exams. Stories at this level have a word count of 400-1,000 words. Overall page count is 32-36 pages. At launch, Level 1 consists of five titles: The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Toy Soldier.
Level 1 readers are intended for children who have recently started learning English. Some titles are classed as ‘short reads’ and some as ‘long reads’. ‘Short reads’ suit less confident readers, ‘long reads’ suit more confident ones. You can also use the individual word count of each book to decide on the best reading order. Whatever level of reading confidence children have, the fascinating stories and enchanting illustrations will get them interested in following the storyline and enhancing their vocabulary. Click on each story to read about their individual features.