Hi-Lo Books Can Open Doors for Readers
In my last blog, I shared that I was introduced to adolescent literature in college as part of a class. Up until that point in my life I struggled with reading because I learned to read and write in German first. But once I was in college, something began to change. The transformation began in this adolescent literature class. At the time, I was unaware of the fact that I was, for the first time, reading literature on my reading level. I fell in love with reading young adult novels and soon became an avid reader. I experienced becoming a better reader because I was reading books on my lower reading level. I learned that Hi-Lo books can open doors for readers to the world of literature.
Not only did this experience inspire me to write hi-lo books, but I learned one other important thing. I know, without a doubt, that if I had not had those lower reading level books to introduce me to the world of literature (even if it was by accident), I would never have become the reader I am today.
I know, without a doubt, that if I had not had those lower reading level books to introduce me to the world of literature (even if it was by accident), I would never have become the reader I am today.
I write the books I write, so no one has to build their reading fluency by accident. My writing process is intentional in order to provide interesting plots. Try the first book, Ozzie, in The Way I See It Series and see if a struggling reader will finally engage in reading. It may be the book that helps them make that connection to literature. https://www.lbtillit.com/the-way-i-see-it-series/
The Way I See It series, by LB Tillit, engages readers as they move from one book to the next. This not only builds reading fluency, but also helps prepare struggling readers for more complex literature. https://www.myeasyreadbooks.com/
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