What I didn't expect was my lad's interest.
It caught me off-guard how interested he was in these simple stories and the questions...oh my!
"MOM! is that story true?"
"Mom, why do you think he did that?"
"Mom that was a nice story, I liked that one. Did you like it mom?"
I have to wonder.
1. if the lower level meant he could really focus on the basics of the story and therefore they caught his attention more.
2. if the lower level stories don't have all vocabulary and bigger words, which broke the story down into more easily understood pieces.
3. if the simplicity of the story conveyed truths in a more straight-forward fashion.
I don't know.
I do know that was completely caught off-guard with his interest in the stories and the poems found within the pages of this reader. It was a good thing.
So the upshot of all this is ...... Don't pass up those below level books.
You just might be surprised how interesting they are.