Graded Readers

What Are Graded Readers?

Graded Readers are books of various genres that are specially created for learners of foreign languages.They may be simplified versions of existing works, original stories or books that are factual in nature.

Basically, the same story is taken and then written for the different reading levels.Some publishers use the same level notations as the CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1 – C2) Many publishers and reading sites have their own level notations.

Why Are Graded Readers Important?

Graded readers are great for people who wish to improve their English communication skills. The best thing about graded readers is that the stories are written for different language levels – which means that no matter if you are a beginning English language learner, advanced, or somewhere in between – there are books out there for YOU!

Graded readers can be bought from many bookstores – online or off. They can also be found in your local library (in most cases). Since graded readers are written in many different languages, make sure you ask for “graded readers in English” when you begin your search.

There are some websites that offer graded readers free of charge, at other sites you have to purchase them.

Why not TAKE ACTION by visiting the sites and picking out a book or two (or three 😎 ) to download?

Here is my list:

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American English E-books

Read e-books anytime, anywhere: on the go or in the classroom! Free American English e-books-including classic graded readers, an idiom reference guide, and resources for teachers-are available in .epub (most e-readers and tablets) and .mobi (Kindle-compatible) format in the “Downloads” section of select American English resources.

*These e-books are also available on the free American English app for feature and Android mobile phones. Get the American English app by visiting on your mobile internet browser. This app was developed in partnership with English Education Alliance members, biNu and Worldreader.

English E-books

This site has been created to help people learn the English language. Adapted books – one of the best and interesting way to increase your vocabulary. Here you can find English e-books of different levels in epub, mobi, fb2, rtf and txt formats. Download or read online for free!

 *From what I have seen the audio books come in the “torrent” format. This format needs a special program or app to open it. There are pros and cons to this type of format. Here is a review and download source for one of the programs:

qBittorrent review
qBittorrent download


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A free online collection of stories and poems
in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time,
and word count is given for each of the passages.