High Interest / Low Level (Hi-Lo) Chapter Books

High Interest /Low Level (Hi/Lo) books are designed for students who are reading below the reading level for their grade. They contain subjects that are appropriate for their grade and interest level, and emphasize the most common words in English. Eighty percent of all English sentences can be formed from just 200 to 300 words. By increasing exposure to these words, students increase their chances of learning them, and also their ability to read (decode) and comprehend more complex sentences. Because of this, Hi/Lo books can also be appropriate for individuals who are learning English.

Select a reading level to see the full selection of titles for that level.


HI-Lo Reading Level 1

Simpler stories with little or
no figurative language at
1st grade readability

Hi-Lo Reading Level 2

More complex stories and some
use of figurative language at
2nd grade readability

Hi-Lo Reading Level 3

Greater story complexity
and Introduction of figurative expressions at
3rd grade readability

Hi-Lo 4th Grade and Above

More complex stories and higher interest subject matter: non fiction, history, social studies

Multi-Level Readers

Fiction and nonfiction themed
stories that span several
reading levels




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